Donor Family and Recipient Communications Best Practices
Includes a Live Event on 11/10/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Providing donor family members and recipients opportunities to communicate provides meaningful support for donor families. This session highlights successful tissue donor family and recipient correspondence programs, including process guidelines, resources, and key takeaways that are important for a writing program's success.
Patricia Darrigan, CTBS
PMs. Darrigan is the Director of Public Relations and Communications at Legacy Donor Services Foundation. Her role with the Foundation is to develop and lead a communication and relationship building plan that supports tissue donation activities in areas served by the organization. Some examples include donor memorials, bereavement/aftercare, donor awareness events, professional education for nursing and medical examiner staff, and public & media relations.
Ms. Darrigan has over 27-years of tissue donation experience. Prior to her career in tissue donation, she worked in the operating room for 13 years with a specialty in Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Open Heart, where human tissue grafts were often used to treat patients. Her love in caring for donor families has always been held in high regard, and she does what it takes to assure that the needs of donor families are met.