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The sources for information used throughout the site can be found in the Organ and Tissue Donation Resource database. Additional resources that contribute to the understanding of the topic have also been included in the resource database.


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AAHPM is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Since 1988, the Academy has dedicated itself to…


Center to Advance Palliative Care - CAPC

Palliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious…


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United…


Organ Donation Alliance

The Alliance is the recognized trusted partner and convener within the organ donation and transplantation community, dedicated to providing engaged learning, innovation, collaboration and leadership…


Neonatal Trigger Card

Referrals to CORE should be made for the following: A pending birth with the following conditions: Non-survivable fetal defect (such as anencephaly) > 32 weeks gestation >/= 2,000 grams The…



VitalTalk is a nonprofit with the mission of nurturing healthier connections between patients and clinicians. We specialize in developing and facilitating advanced communication skills courses and faculty training courses focused on balancing honesty with empathy when discussing serious illness and end of life care.

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