Transplant Coordinators

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.


Quick Facts
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
Alternate Title(s) Clinical Coordinators, Procurement Coordinators
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in major metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
Experience Previous related experience required
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Senior Transplant Coordinator or Educator
  • Transplant Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse or Other Health Care Career

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