Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation

There are 12 regional Specialist Nurse Teams based across the UK.


  • Working with Intensive Care or Emergency Departments and identifying/assessing potential organ donors.
  • Approaching and consenting or authorising donor families for organ/tissue donation and research which includes QUOD.
  • Supporting the families through the end of life discussions and throughout the donation process.
  • Co-ordinating the donor process.
  • Facilitating QUOD research and sample collection taken throughout the donor process.
  • Ensuring an ongoing QUOD box supply within embedded trusts to facilitate future QUOD research.