My Death, My Decision, My Donation


Sarah Oland 
Senior Director, Hospital & Family Services
Midwest Transplant Network
Westwood, KS

Sarah has been working with donor families and hospitals at Midwest Transplant Network since 2002. She brought with her 10 years of experience as a critical care social worker and hospital director. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and was named the National Social Work Leader of the Year in 2001. As part of the MTN Leadership team she is responsible for oversight of stakeholder strategies and engagement through Hospital Services, directs MTN organ authorization and supports donor family aftercare. She feels incredibly lucky to spend her days supporting the staff who are out there improving the lives and experiences of others through compassionate family and hospital care.

Sara Pace Jones 
Vice President, Development & Referral Services
Donor Network of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Sara Pace Jones is the Vice President of Development and Referral Services for Donor Network of Arizona, responsible for overseeing Community Outreach, the DonateLifeAZ Donor Registry, Hospital Donor Program Development and Education, Public Relations, Public Affairs, and the organization’s Referral Center.  She has worked in donation for over 20 years and has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal on several federally funded grants focusing on the impact of various community-based interventions to improve organ donation attitudes and donor registration rates.  Sara has also served as a committee member and leadership for a number of national initiatives including Faculty Co-Chair for the National Learning Congress of the Organ and Tissue Donation Community of Practice, and Chair of the Board of Donate Life America.