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Transplant Coordinators


The number of people waiting for organ donations is growing, but there still is a need to find an increased number of donors. Therefore, a number of organizations have been developed to promote organ donations, particularly among minorities. These efforts require the skills of transplant coordinators. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a steep decline in the number of organ donations and transplant procedures in the United States. The safety of patients is imperative and more steps must be taken to ensure donors have no evidence of infection or exposure to COVID-19. These challenges have greatly reduced donations and transplants in 2020. Post pandemic, there should be an increase in organ donations and transplant procedures, and transplant coordinators will continue to be needed. The stress level of the job is high, which means the burnout rate is also high. Also, transplant procurement coordinators' hours can be long and irregular, so many procurement coordinators move on to other positions after only 18 months or less. This means continued job opportunities for those looking for work as coordinators.

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