Odeaa’s career evolved at Houston Methodist hospital where he worked for several years as a post-doctoral research fellow in the cardiothoracic and vascular surgery department. Odeaa Published many papers on various topics including lung transplant.
In 2005 Odeaa channeled his passion toward organ donation and transplant by taking a position with his local OPO where he worked as a clinical procurement coordinator for 3 years.
During this time, Odeaa obtained his CPTC and ABSA certifications. Odeaa has explored the culture of various OPOs by providing independent contract services for more than a year.
He currently works in a Full Time capacity with his local OPO as an organ procurement coordinator and Operating Room Recovery Circulator.
“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there. Working as an organ procurement specialist is the path I chose long ago to be able to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Without the organ donor there is no story, no hope, or transplant. But when there is an organ donation, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and terrible loss becomes a gift.”