Any death that occurs in any hospital in BC is required to be reported to the Organ Donor Referral line.
Under the Human Tissue Gift Act of British Columbia , any death that occurs in any hospital in BC is required to be reported to the Organ Donor Referral line at 1-877-366-6722.
BC Transplant, in conjunction with the hospital, then determines donor suitability.
1Identification of potential donor
Use the GIVE criteria:
G: Glasgow coma scale ≤ 5
I: Injury to the brain or a non-survivable event
E: End of life consideration
2Ask: Is it the right time to make a referral?
Refer all patients when:
- Nothing more medically or surgically can be done to save the patient
- Comfort care options have been discussed with the next of kin
- A family initiates discussion regarding donation
3Make the callCall 1-877-DONOR-BC, 24 hours, 7 days a week.