Donor Coordinators

Sarah Scutts, RN, BSN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator

Bruce Garrett, RN, BSN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator

Patricia Voorhes, LCSW – Independent Living Donor Advocate
Independent Living Donor Advocate


University of Utah-Transplant Services
30 North 1900 East, Rm AC144
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3764

Living Donor Advocate

The independent living donor advocate’s (ILDA) primary focus is to assist living kidney (liver) donors to achieve the goal of a successful organ donation. This includes helping the donor understand the non-medical problems, challenges, and changes that donation brings as well as completing a thorough psychosocial evaluation of the donor’s emotional, social, support, and financial resources that may adequately support or not support a successful donation.

At University of Utah Medical Center, the donor advocate is employed specifically to represent and advise the donor; protect and promote the donor’s interests; and ensure that donor’s decision is informed and free from coercion. The donor advocate provides counseling and emotional support to donors and families as they proceed through the donation process. The donor advocate works closely with the financial counselors to direct donors and families to information and resources that may be helpful related to financial and insurance issues. Anyone interested in living kidney (liver) donation is asked to contact the following:

Patricia Voorhes, LCSW
Phone: (801) 585-3764