Monday, August 3, 2015

Organ donations can bring good from tragedy

The Chronicle | Kate Dodd
Clinical nurse consultant for organ and tissue donation, Liz Hill for Day in the Life Photo Contributed

SUPPORTING a family and being part of the organ donation decision-making process at such a tragic time is a privilege, according to Toowoomba Hospital's Liz Hill.

Ms Hill is a donation specialist nurse and clinical nurse consultant.

"Often, donation is the only good thing to come out of a tragic situation," she said.

"While it could never take the pain away for a family, it can give them some comfort at a sad time. I work closely with doctors to ensure the wishes of our patients and their families are carried out."

As well as helping families and educating the community about organ and tissue donation, Ms Hill said she also spent time working in the hospital ward, providing nursing care to critically ill patients.

Ms Hill said every day was different and at the moment her days were spent preparing for DonateLife Week, which runs from now until August 9. Continue reading

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