Analysis of State Actions Regarding Donor Registries. Evaluation


The common goal of evaluation of the donation process is to understand how well public education initiatives and donor registry programs are being implemented (i.e., process evaluation), and to determine if these efforts are effective at increasing awareness and, consequently, donation rates (i.e., outcome evaluation). Each of these types of evaluation should be consistently and repeatedly applied to the donation process and the donor registry. Evaluative mechanisms should be built directly into the system itself, by coding and tracking educational and awareness materials, and comparing rates of success.