History of the DMG Registry
Donor Management Goals (DMGs) have become ingrained in the culture of many OPOs over the past several years, and their use has brought some standardization to the care we provide to donors. In 2012, Region 5 partnered with UNOS, to develop a web-based data entry system, the DMG Registry Web Portal. It is an online tool which has successfully been used to track donor critical care data and the primary, de-identified recipient outcomes that are allowed according to the OPTN data sharing policy. It replaced a previous Excel tool and elevated it to a more efficient, accurate, and user-friendly system. What started as eight OPO’s in OPTN Region 5 has been expanded to include ten additional OPOs in nine distinct OPTN regions. OPOs utilize the Web Portal for quality assurance, performance improvement, hospital development, and research.