After the Referral Call
Once the referred patient clears preliminary screening, an organ procurement coordinator (OPC) is assigned to the case to work through the final evaluation and donation process.
The procurement coordinator is not involved in direct patient care. Their role is to carry out all tasks necessary to preserve the opportunity for organ donation. This includes a conducting a detailed medical evaluation, offering support to the donor’s family, and directing the physiologic support for the potential donor. In addition, the procurement coordinator is responsible for approaching the family for authorization for donation. If the patient is a registered donor they will work with the family to facilitate donation. They will also coordinate with with the organ recovery team and manage the organ preservation and allocation process.