Transplant Coordinators

Transplant Coordinator Speaks with Doctors

Transplant coordinators are involved in practically every aspect of organ procurement (getting the organ from the donor) and transplantation. There are two types of transplant coordinators: procurement coordinators and clinical coordinators. Procurement coordinators help the families of organ donors deal with the death of a loved one as well as inform them of the organ donation process. Clinical coordinators educate recipients about how to prepare for an organ transplant and how to care for themselves after the transplant.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Clinical Coordinators, Procurement Coordinators
Duties Educate patients and their families about the organ donation process; procure organs after the death of a donor; educate transplant recipients in how to best prepare for organ transplant and how to care for themselves after the transplant
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in major metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
Experience Several years experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Scientific
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Transplant Coordinator or Educator
  • Transplant Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse or Other Health Care Career