Lifeline of Ohio hosted its first-ever Organ and Tissue Donation Collaborative meeting for hospital professionals on Oct. 11! The program was the result of a 2010 survey of Lifeline of Ohio’s hospital partners that indicated interest in further education about donation.
More than 110 professionals representing 33 hospitals attended the event in Columbus, Ohio.
“It was so great to hear everyone talking about what they could take back and implement in their hospitals,” said Dorrie Dils, chief clinical executive at Lifeline of Ohio.
The meeting focused on best practices for hospitals and organ procurement organizations to improve donation rates, in accordance with the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative that was established in 2003. Attendees heard from experts in the donation community and were able to meet local individuals touched by organ and tissue donation.
“The planning committee put together a wonderful event and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Dils, who added that another Collaborative meeting will be forthcoming.