Communication for Organ Donation (CEaD)

Project Name

Communication for Organ Donation (CEaD)

Funding Agency

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Funding Period

September 2013 – August 2016

Main question this project tries to answer

The goal of the CEaD is to increase requesters’ consent rates and improve overall communication between donation professionals and families.


Families’ refusal to consent to solid organ donation is a major contributor to the organ shortage in the United States. Previous research has identified donation professionals from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) as best able to obtain consent from families.

Actions taken from the results

Development of the CEaD, an online video training program for donation professionals.

Contact person and email

Gerard Alolod: