Continuing Education & Training

HS Graphic 2018The partnership between WRTC and our hospital providers is crucial to realizing the goal of maximizing organ, eye and tissue donation for our community. WRTC provides training to our hospital partners on all aspects of the donation process so that providers better understand each step. By working together, we ensure that families receive comprehensive end-of-life care including the opportunity to make informed decisions about donation.

WRTC offers a multitude of resources to enhance the knowledge and familiarity of this complex and infrequent process. Go to to access to these FREE resources. The website can easily be bookmarked and/or added to your phone’s home screen for quick and easy future access. 


The Virtual Donation Resource Specialist (DRS) Training is a free, 2 morning-long program from 08:00 am-12:00 pm designed to educate physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and social workers on best practices in the organ, eye and tissue donation process.  In this 2 morning -long program, we provide an opportunity for registrants to connect to purpose by hearing from a donor family member, an organ recipient and a tissue recipient. Topics include clinical triggers for referral, how medical suitability is established, donation best practices, and how to plan together for an optimal family discussion about donation.

Upon completion, attendees will receive 7.5 free nursing, 7.5 free physician or free social work continuing education credits (pending approval by the NASW as of 08/28/20.)  Attendance for the entire 2 morning-long program is required to obtain all credits for nursing and social work. Partial attendance credit can be given to physicians.

Registration is FREE. For each Virtual DRS, space is limited. Please provide early notification if you can no longer attend the program. 

We request you sign up for only ONE (1) Virtual DRS at a time to give as many partners as possible an opportunity to attend.

List of Upcoming Virtual Donation Resource Specialist (DRS) Training Programs:


Wednesday and Thursday October 14 and 15, 2020 

Washington Regional Transplant Community

Live via Zoom

October 14, 2020-Session 1  & October 15, 2020-Session 2 

8:00 am- 12:00 pm (both sessions)

8:00 Program Begins Promptly

Please Note: In order to receive the 7.5 CEs, you must attend both sessions. We are unable to provide partial credit.

Meeting ID and Password will be provided after registration.