{"html":"\n\n\u003Csection class=\u0022tab-content\u0022 id=\u0022anchor\u0022\u003E\n \u003Csection class=\u0022copy constrained\u0022\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003EDr Chris Poynter is an Intensive Care Specialist.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EWatch the video below and read his story for more information about the organ donation process in New Zealand hospitals.\u003C\/p\u003E\n \u003C\/section\u003E\n\n \n \u003Csection class=\u0022feature-links\u0022\u003E\n \u003Cdiv class=\u0022feature-links__innerWrap\u0022\u003E\n \n \u003Ca href=\u0022\/facts-and-myths\/\u0022 class=\u0022feature-links__item\u0022\u003E\n \u003Csvg xmlns=\u0022http:\/\/www.w3.org\/2000\/svg\u0022 width=\u002210\u0022 height=\u002210\u0022 viewBox=\u00220 0 10 10\u0022 class=\u0022svg-dot-large\u0022\u003E\n \u003Cpath fill=\u0022#333333\u0022 fill-rule=\u0022evenodd\u0022 d=\u0022M169,127 C167.611104,127 166.43056,127.486106 165.458333,128.458333 C164.486106,129.43056 164,130.611104 164,132 C164,133.388896 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364,32.147 364,57 Z M359,57 C359,79.0915556 341.091556,97 319,97 C296.908444,97 279,79.0915556 279,57 C279,34.9084444 296.908444,17 319,17 C341.091556,17 359,34.9084444 359,57 Z M307,57.4578 L307,39.1138 L323.103,48.2858 L339.097,57.4578 L323.049,66.6298 L307,75.8018 L307,57.4578 Z\u0022 transform=\u0022translate(-274 -12)\u0022\u003E\u003C\/path\u003E\n\u003C\/svg\u003E\n\n \u003C\/div\u003E\n\n \n\u003C\/section\u003E\n\n \n \u003Csection class=\u0022copy constrained\u0022 id=\u0022contentBlock360\u0022\u003E\n \u003Ch3\u003E\u003C\/h3\u003E\n \n \u003Cp\u003EIt is part of our role in intensive care to help facilitate organ donation.\u00a0\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003EAll potential organ donors will be on a ventilator (breathing machine) in an Intensive Care Unit. This opportunity is very rare, around one percent of all deaths happen this way. Therefore, we feel a big responsibility to get the process right when it arises.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003EIt is important to acknowledge that opportunities for organ donation occur during an extremely traumatic time for the donor families involved. Generally, a sudden devastating brain injury has occurred and families are under immense stress. Our role is to guide them through this period, care for their loved one to provide a dignified death, and explore whether organ donation is to be part of that care.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cbr\u003EThe decision to donate is challenging because of this context and requires discussion between the family and our trained staff. Families who have had a conversation about donation amongst themselves previously often find it easier to engage in the discussion at such a stressful time.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EAfter we have identified the possibility of donation, Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) is contacted for advice and support.\u00a0 Once it is clear that this opportunity exists and the patient cannot survive, a family meeting is held to explain this and to explore the possibility of donation with the family.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\u0022expandable\u0022\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\u0022expandable__content\u0022\u003E\u003Cp\u003ESuch a discussion may take more than one meeting and it is our job to provide all the information the family require in order to make the best decision for them.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EWhen families decide to pursue donation, we work with ODNZ to provide as smooth a process as possible. It may take several hours to coordinate all the people and resources required for donation to occur.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EIn New Zealand, it is possible to donate your heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, skin, eyes and heart valves and there is the potential for multiple lives to be changed with donation. However, although we do our best, not all organs can always be donated and the ODNZ Donor Coordinators work very hard to ensure the best possible outcome.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EODNZ Donor Coordinators do a great job updating families afterwards as to how many people have benefitted from this gift. This can be an enduring positive for families to take away from such a difficult time.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EOverall, organ donation is an exhausting but very rewarding part of the Intensive Care. From a tragedy, we are able to provide the opportunity for families to take away the positive experience of having helped others. 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