Begun in 2006, the MTS Phone Consent Program enables staff in area hospitals to connect potential donor families by phone with an MTS triage coordinator to provide the family with an informed, compassionate opportunity to donate. With specialized training, compassion, and skill, and with the assistance of our hospital partners, MTS triage coordinators have succeeded in moving tissue consent rates from 12% in 2005 to 57% in 2010. These amazing numbers translate into thousands more people being healed of debilitating ailments as a result of our partnership and through the gift of tissue donation. Training materials for the phone consent program are available in the Resource Library.
MTS believes that every family and individual should be given the option to donate their organs and tissues, and thereby pass on the Gift of Life to others in need. The care and support of the donor family is our number one priority and we do everything possible to make sure that they are able to make an informed decision that is right for their family.
If you are interested in learning more about the Phone Consent Program for your hospital, please contact your Donor Program Development (DPD) Specialist or visit the Ask Your Coordinator page of this section to determine who the DPD specialist for your hospital is and then pursue contact by phone or email.