Hospital and OPO staff members all have their own functions and areas of expertise.
The hospital and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) are jointly accountable for following federal regulations regarding donation. It is important that all parties work together to provide quality end-of-life care for patients and their families. Ensuring the opportunity to donate is a part of quality end-of-life care. Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) have four core functions  :(1) clinical services, (2) hospital development, (3) donor family services, and (4) public education. These core functions are described below.