A patient who is an organ donor has died at the hospital. The patient's family would like to contact the organ recipient after the surgery. Which of the following responses by the nurse is best?


•The transplant coordinator typically speaks with the family about the donor process and answers any questions they may have. This request should be passed on to her, and she can facilitate this if they all agree.

Incorrect options:

•Contact is allowed after the surgery as long as consent is obtained from both the donor's family and the recipient.

•The recipient is not required or obligated to contact the donor's family.

•The physician does not have to approve this process.

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