The SHA Donation Program
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has developed a Donation Program using a donor physician model that supports donors and their families in the decision-making process. Donor physicians and registered nurse donor coordinators also provide leadership, expertise and peer education in the health system.
Working with other members of the health care team, donor coordinators and physicians help integrate organ and tissue donation into the delivery of high-quality, end-of-life care for potential donor patients and their families.
The program coordinates the donation of organs – heart, liver, lungs, pancreas and kidneys. Kidneys stay in Saskatchewan for transplantation and other organs are allocated across the country to recipients on wait lists in other centers.
The team also obtains corneas from deceased donors for use in sight restoring corneal transplant surgery. The SHA Donation Program manages the Lions Eye Bank of Saskatchewan.
The SHA Donation Program team works closely with the Saskatchewan Transplant Program.