Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals are a vital link between donor families and recipients. It’s through your efforts that the donation process can take place. Whether you’re a coroner, hospital staff, Hosparus worker or another healthcare professional, the referral process is the same.

At the time of death, collect as much information about the deceased’s medical and social history as possible. After this information is obtained contact us at 1-800-525-3456. Based on the information you provide, we will determine what can be donated. Because not everyone is eligible to donate, we ask that you not discuss the option of donation with the family until after you have spoken with us. We don’t want to create additional grief for a family by offering them the opportunity to donate, only to find out later that their loved one is ineligible.

If a person is eligible to donate, we will first check the donor registry to see if they’re registered. If they’re not a registered donor, we will present the option of donation to the family. Because this may be a difficult conversation to have with a family, we request that you allow us to give them their donation options.

If a family chooses to donate they will be asked a series of questions regarding the deceased’s medical and social history. These questions are similar to the ones asked when donating blood and they will be asked by our trained staff.

If you have additional questions about the referral process or would like to schedule an in-service, please feel free to contact us.

What we do

Tissue :
– Recovery
– Evaluation
– Processing
– Distribution
– Medical Review
– Research
– Education

What we provide

– Ocular Tissue for Trasnplantation
– Shunt, Sclera
– SeraTears: Autologous Serum Eye Drops

To request tissue or schedule SeraTears blood draw click here.

To download our Surgeon Packet click here.