In the past ten years, more than 45,000 organs recovered for transplantation were not used to save lives, according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Part of the organ discard rate can be attributed to prolonged cold ischemic time, which is the time that an organ spends outside the body between procurement and transplantation. United Network for Organ Sharing researchers are partnering with members across the country to address one of the biggest contributors to prolonged cold ischemic time — transportation. READ FULL STORY
LIFESHARE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF ORGAN RECOVERY
Bradon Nave, of Piedmont, Okla., was recently named the new Director of Organ Recovery at LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma.
“We are very excited to have Bradon stepping into this role,” said Jeffrey Orlowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeShare. “With his experience and vast knowledge of organ recovery, we are confident he will have a lasting impact on our organization and lives across our state.”
In this role, Nave is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of all clinical aspects of organ recovery operations. This role includes providing vision and direction to assist in the development of programs to enhance and promote donation.
Nave has more than 13 years of experience in clinical and surgical fields as a Respiratory Therapist, Chronic Lung Disease Program Coordinator and Organ Recovery Coordinator. Prior to being named the Director of Organ Recovery, he was the Manager of Organ Recovery.
Nave earned a Master of Business Management and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University.
He is a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator, Certified Transplant Perfusionist
and a Registered Respiratory Therapist.