First Person Authorization Discards
Speaker: Melissa Devenny, Donate Life America
Join us to hear about the importance of language and how perception and expectation can both help and hurt us in our work. Also learn what transplant centers are doing to promote organ, eye and tissue donation from incorporating the registration question into the patient listing process to broader staff and community outreach. Gone are the days of seeing promoting donation as a conflict of interest. See examples of National Donate Life Registry campaign pages and innovative programs that are gaining transplant hospitals kudos for being part of the solution.
Melissa Devenny, Executive Vice President, Donate Life America
1. Will understand how to maximize the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation by understanding and supporting first person authorization.
2. Will recognize the implications of language – the words we use to set expectation for how donation and donor authorization work – from the public to funeral homes to donor families.
3. Will be able to identify ways to incorporate donor registration opportunities into their program and community outreach and how the concept of “conflict of interest” -- a situation in which the concerns or aims of two different parties are incompatible – is does not apply here.