Our Donor Liaison Team
PlusLife has 5 Donor Liaison Officers, all Registered Nurses, whose main role is to recruit bone donors from people having routine hip replacement surgery. Hospital pre-admission clinics and surgeon’s rooms refer patients booked for hip replacement to our Donor Liaison staff who then approach patients to discuss the idea of voluntarily donating bone. Most patients readily agree to donation and willingly complete the required health questionnaire.
The Donor Liaison staff screen the health information provided and where necessary, work with other agencies such as General Practitioners, Pathology laboratories, specialists and hospital medical records departments to ensure a complete medical history is obtained. Not everyone is able to donate because of the very strict exclusion criteria associated with bone donation.
The Donor Liaison staff have the pleasure of meeting all bone donors a couple of days after their surgery when they can complete the paperwork process and let them know their bone was successfully collected.