Core Elements of Risk Assessment
This program will evaluate the essential pieces of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) process and connect questions to their intent and underlying eligibility consideratio
Joshua Brennan, CTBS
Director, Tissue Operations
New England Donor Services, Inc.
Josh Brennan, CTBS spent 6 years as an EMS professional and was an educator for the Red Cross. Josh has been with New England Donor Services for almost 14 years in various roles in the Tissue Operations Department. He is currently the Director of Tissue Operations. He has published three abstract articles with the American Association of Tissue Banks and was part of the creative development team for the Hopes Heroes - Donor Family Program. He has been invited to speak at multiple workshops/conferences/webinars on various topics including Electronic Tissue Authorization, Call Center Scheduling, Algorithmic Tissue Screening, Electronic Tissue Allocation, DRAI competency & training, and Grief Concepts. Josh is currently serving on the AATB Education Committee and was the project co-manager on the development of the Sepsis Education Online Learning Tool for the RADE Council.
Kara Durfee, RN, BSN, CQA, CTBS
Kara is begin her role as a Quality Systems Specialist with New England Donor Services in 2015 and earning her Certified Tissue Banking Specialist designation the following year. Prior to joining New England Donor Services, Kara earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University and maintains her registered nursing status in addition to her Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society of Quality.