LAORA Supports Grieving Families and Honors Donors’ Lives

An experienced human resources professional, Jill Marten currently serves as corporate director of HR at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami. In addition to her work at Baptist Health South Florida, Jill Marten dedicates her time to other Miami-based organizations, including the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

One of only 58 federally designated organ recovery organizations regulated by the United Network for Organ Sharing, LAORA serves over 6 million people in south Florida and the Bahamas through various programs and services. In addition to facilitating organ donation, LAORA operates its Donor Family Services Program, a resource that gives donor families access to grief therapy and other support services to help them deal with their loss.

LAORA’s Donor Family Services Program also provides friends and family the opportunity to honor their loved one’s memory through the Gift of Life Quilt, which features individually decorated patches that pay tribute to donors’ lives. LAORA’s Gift of Life Quilts are displayed at hospitals, schools, health fairs, and other events to help the organization raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.