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Donor Care Center

HonorBridge is opening a state-of-the-art Donor Care Center this fall in Chapel Hill, NC

The Importance of a Dedicated Facility​

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More Gifts Recovered

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Dedicated Space for Families

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Improved Processes

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Reduced Costs

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More Lives Saved

A dedicated facility for donor care and recovery

The HonorBridge Donor Care Center will allow us to transport many of our organ, eye, and tissue  donors to our own location, improving our efficiency and productivity. The Center will feature three sterile recovery suites, diagnostic and imaging technology, improved educational spaces, a family comfort center, and a memorial garden to honor our heroes. Our commitment to our healthcare partners and donor families remains our number one priority. The Donor Care Center will allow us to further our mission and better serve our community.

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden will be a unique place to remember and honor our heroes

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The Donor Memorial Garden adjacent to our family comfort center provides a place to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives and tremendous gifts given by our donor heroes. The Garden will feature a one-of-a-kind art installation as a tribute to individual donors and to all of the heroes who give the gift of life each year. The space will be used for celebrations of life and for personal reflection and meditation.

Benefits

The new Donor Care Center will improve the way we work so we can save and heal more lives

Three sterile operating suites will allow HonorBridge staff engage in more than one recovery procedure at a time, increasing our speed and efficiency and ultimately leading to more recovered gifts. The space allows us to have more supplies on hand, better control our sterilization practices, and streamline our workflow and processes. The on-site recovery suites benefit our healthcare partners by freeing up precious space and staff in our busy hospitals and providing a centralized location for our transplant surgeons with easy access to local, regional, and national transportation hubs. 

The Preservation lab will house our innovative devices that extend the life and health of organs after they are recovered. Working with our partners at TransMedics, Paragonix, and others, the preservation room will be dedicated to improved monitoring and delivery of donated organs.

The simulation lab will provide opportunities to our clinical and family services teams to hone their clinical skills and share their knowledge with community partners. An advanced audio-visual system will allow our training staff to record presentations to share with our partners and new hires. The adjacent observation room opens up opportunities for small group trainings on site.

Our Donor Care Unit is where we will provide critical care to donors after they are transported from the hospital and before recovery takes place. Moving some donors out of the hospital frees up beds, ventilators, and staff in our busy hospitals. It reduces the wait time for donors and their families who will no longer have to defer to other patients in the hospital.

Our comfortable family space is a place for those who want to accompany their loved one from the hospital before recovery takes place. It also provides a quiet and private space for family meetings with staff or for meetings between donor families and recipients.

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