Former Transplant Coordinator Discusses Demanding and Emotional Job  |  March 21, 2014

Photo courtesy of The Star

Photo courtesy of The Star

Traci Graf worked as a transplant coordinator for two and a half years, but her experiences in the field will stay with her for the rest of her life. Transplant coordinators work in a medically complex and emotionally challenging field where they balance the needs of the patient, patient’s family, medical team and potential recipients.

The long hours and stress caused Traci to switch to a nursing career, but her passion for the transplantation industry is unchanged. Traci saw firsthand the heart-wrenching decisions made by donor families forced to say goodbye to a loved one. She also witnessed the joy of patients given another chance at life thanks to a donor.  She details her experience in a new book titled Gift of Life: Behind the Scenes of Donor Organ Retrieval.

She discussed her former job and why she felt compelled to write a book here.

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