Organ and tissue donation can be a rare occurrence. In fact, just 2% of all deaths are medically suitable for organ donation and just 18% of deaths are suitable for tissue donation. Given these low numbers, collaboration between hospital professionals and New England Donor Services staff is essential if we are to serve families better.
New England Donor Services partners with nearly 200 hospitals to ensure that each potential donor family has the opportunity for a thoughtful discussion about donation and that the final wishes for designated donors are honored. Saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation is not possible without the help of hospital staff. You can start the donation process by making a timely referral to New England Donor Services at 800-446-6362.
Learn how you can be an advocate for donors, donor families and potential recipients throughout New England and beyond. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the educational offerings available through New England Donor Services and to register or make a request for a specific program.