The purpose of the Patients Save Lives program is to provide patients with the opportunity to register to be organ and tissue donors at their primary care doctor's office during a regular or routine visit. Primary care physicians are in a unique position to discuss organ and tissue donation with their patients because patients enjoy a trusting relationship with their physicians. As you will see in the following pages, there is evidence that people perceive primary care as an appropriate and desirable setting to discuss organ donation.
Primary care offices that participate in this program will be trained to provide patients with a trusted source of information if they have questions or concerns about becoming a donor. These offices will also present all patients with the opportunity to join the donor registry.