Nevada Donor Network (NDN) is pleased to announce the newest member of its leadership team, Sarah Harris, who now serves as the organization’s Manager of Organ Services. In her role, Harris will support the mission of NDN by providing direct oversight to the clinical team tasked with managing all aspects of organ recovery and maximizing the number of lifesaving organs for transplant, education and research. She and her team help provide hope, strength and life to the more than 500 Nevadans and 115,000 people nationwide in need of a lifesaving transplant.
Before joining the NDN team, Harris served as an Organ Procurement Coordinator for Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank (PNTB) in Portland, Oregon. She was responsible for assessing and evaluating potential organ donors, communicating with courageous donor families, evaluating and placing organs for transplant, coordinating multiple transplant and medical teams during recoveries, and assisting with the surgical recovery and transportation of organs. Prior to her experience with PNTB, she served as a critical care registered nurse at a variety of hospitals in Tennessee.
Harris earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Baptist College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee. She is currently enrolled in a Healthcare Master of Business Administration Program at Oregon Health and Science University. Her memberships include the North American Transplant Coordinators Association, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. In addition, Harris is a skilled presenter for professional organizations and nursing schools interested in learning more about the process and importance of organ donation.