Organ, Eye & Tissue Services
The organ services department is responsible for clinical aspects of the donation process as well as professional education. The potential organ donor is evaluated and the family is given the option of donation by a recovery coordinator. The coordinator works extensively with the family and the hospital staff to ensure the wishes of the family are carried out. The heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, and pancreas are life saving organs that can be recovered from an organ donor.
Unyts' tissue services department employs full time recovery coordinators as well as per diem technicians to perform the surgical recovery of tissue and eyes for transplantation and research. Some of these tissues include bone, heart for valves, saphenous and femoral veins, aortoiliac artery, skin and soft connective tissues, such as tendons. As more research is being done, the need for new tissues continues to grow and Unyts provides the recovery staff with continuing education so that the wishes of the donor families may be maximized.
Quality Assurance (pdf)
What Can Be Donated (pdf)