Donate Life Services
Nebraska Medicine offers patients the added benefit of an in-house Donate Life Services department. Specially trained coordinators meticulously track each potential recipient placed on the national organ recipient waiting list. This internal department enables Nebraska Medicine to dynamically monitor and maintain a current and accurate waiting list to provide each waiting patient with optimal access to available donor organs.
The Donate Life Services department also provides waiting and transplanted patients with current statistics, educational and promotional materials to assist them in their own crusades to promote organ and tissue donor awareness. Additionally, the DLS staff continually promotes organ and tissue donor awareness through many educational in-services and events across the state. DLS is also part of the Acute Bereavement Services team at Nebraska Medicine, which ensures that the hospitals' obligation, and the patients' wishes regarding organ and tissue donation are met through an informed consent process. Each family is given the option to participate in the organ and tissue donor program at the time of death.
Our Primary Focus is People
Through the UNOS Organ Center, organ donors are matched to waiting recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through its policies, UNOS ensures that all patients have a fair chance of receiving the organ they need regardless of age, sex, race, lifestyle, religion and financial or social status.
Our Transplant Program
Nebraska Medicine is home to one of the most well-known organ transplant programs in the country. Our state-of-the-art transplant programs provide comprehensive treatment for diseases that affect the liver, intestine, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung.