What We Do
“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.”
– Vaclev Havel
Organ donation requires a compassionate, altruistic gift from one person to another. PNTB has the crucial role of determining what donation options may be available, sharing those options with the hospital team, and then presenting them to a family who is in the process of grieving the loss of a loved one. The complexities of successfully providing such a gift are often misunderstood by the general population, and even by many in the medical world. PNTB works cooperatively with the primary caregivers in the hospital to achieve the goal of saving lives in the face of a tragic situation. The gift of organ donation relies on detailed conversations with a family, an expert healthcare team continuing the care of a patient beyond the point of saving their life, and the very best in technology, medicine, and transplant surgery to provide life-saving gifts to people in need.