Pediatric Organ Donation and Donor Management


Presented on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Continuing education credits available until:
Wednesday, February 05, 2020


Marty Sellers, MD MPH - Moderator
Associate Medical Director 
LifeLink of Georgia
Norcross, GA
Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM- Speaker
Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
St. Petersburg, FL


Pediatric organ donation and transplantation can provide a significant life-saving benefit to both pediatric and adult patients. Because children comprise such a small subgroup of organ transplant recipients, it is common for organs recovered from pediatric donors to be transplanted in adult recipients. During this webinar, the impact of pediatric organ donors on the adult waiting list will be highlighted, along with the UNOS policies that are specific to pediatric candidates on the waiting list. Additionally, brain death diagnosis and donor management challenges that are unique to a pediatric organ donor will be discussed.

Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the impact of pediatric organ donation on the adult transplant waiting list.
  • Summarize UNOS policies specific to pediatric transplant candidates.
  • Discuss issues associated with diagnosing brain death in pediatric patients.
  • Identify challenges in preserving the option of organ donation in critically ill pediatric patients.

Continuing Education:

CEPTC and nursing credits are available for watching the OnDemand recording and after completing the evaluation process linked on the OnDemand site for a duration of 12 months from the date of the webinar.

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

BRN – 1.0 hour of continuing education credit will be provided for this event by Donor Network West, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13062. 

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OnDemand Recording - Available until 2/5/2020: Pediatric Organ Donation and Donor Management

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  • Tuesday Feb 05 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM