Mar 18, 2020
Each of us have been affected in one way or another by the global events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. At DonorConnect, we want to assure those we serve that we remain committed to our mission statement, which is to save and heal lives, honor donors and educate and inspire.
Our clinical staff continues to work on the front line to honor the wishes of potential donors. We work closely with our hospitals and follow their infection prevention guidelines. In addition, we are following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our local health agencies.
We have reached out to the governors in the states we cover, requesting that, in the event of a Shelter in Place order, DonorConnect be included as an essential business permitted to continue operations, and OPO employees be considered essential medical personnel so as to not disrupt our life saving mission.
To protect our own staff and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, many of our staff are now working from their home offices. We are still available to support donor families during this difficult time. In the last few months, we have been upgrading our ability to connect with people digitally and are able to use this technology to connect with staff and the people we serve. We will also continue to educate the public about the importance of donation through digital media, educational outreach, and local media.
For specific information about COVID-19, please review the CDC recommendations for prevention. The CDC also lists symptoms for those with coronavirus. If you experience symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, call your doctor for further instructions.