Technology is changing the landscape around organ donation and organ transplantation, explains Wendy Van Kirk, R.N., B.S.N., of the Donor Network of Arizona
Overcoming myths about being a donor, a new LifeLink organ center opened at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and medical advances paved the way
The US passed 40,000 lifesaving transplants in 1 year for the first time
Another record-breaking year for organ donation in the US! This achievement could not have been possible without the generosity of donors, donor families, and the dedication of Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and the donation and transplantation community to ensure every donation opportunity results in lives saved.
The CEO of the Gift of Life Donor Program is stepping down after a long career connecting organ donors with patients in need
OrganOx, a world leader in normothermic machine perfusion (NMP), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval (PMA) of its metra system.
AOPO partnered with MediaPlanet and USA Today on its annual Transplants & Donation Campaign to spread awareness about the gift of life. AOPO contributed an editorial, titled “The Complex Road to an Organ Transplant”, which showcases the caring work of OPOs and their important role in the donation process.
OPOs have continued their lifesaving work to ensure every donation opportunity results in lives saved, achieving 40,000 transplants this year! An incredible accomplishment made possible by the generosity of organ donors and their families.
Patrick Johnson, Organ Recovery Coordinator at Tennessee Donor Services describes the organ donation process and shares his perspective on the life-giving power we can have by deciding to #BeTheGift
Indigenous artist, Nocona Burgess is helping raise awareness regarding the need for organ donations on the Navajo Nation through his art.
New England Donor Services have developed a tool using Electronic Health Records (EHR) to streamline the process for identifying potential organ donors for patients needing transplants.
The transplant community in Colorado and Wyoming sent a letter to Secretary Azar in support of valid and continually improving performance metrics based on sound data including retaining the current Observed to Expected (O:E) Yield measure which is “independently reported, verifiable, calculated and widely supported by all stakeholders in the donation and transplantation community.”
Congressman James Himes writes to Secretary Azar to address potential problems with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule.
Members of Congress from New England recently sent a letter to Secretary Azar in support of driving continual improvement in organ donation and transplantation. The letter states, “the proposed rule needs serious revision” and that the final rule “should be designed to preserve or strengthen practices that work well and reform those that do not”.
The IACME sent a letter to Secretary Azar raising concerns with the accuracy of death certificates. The letter states: “The pervasive inaccuracy of death certificate information can largely be attributed to varying levels of expertise of those who fill out the forms” and points out that “death certificates are intended to focus on the immediate cause of death and do not and cannot document a person’s entire medical history”.
Mississippi congressional delegates shares three concerns with the proposed OPO metrics in this letter to Secretary Azar.
“Organ donation reflects the American spirit of selfless sacrifice.” In this letter to Secretary Azar, Utah congressional delegates express their support of organ donation and OPOs.
Florida has enjoyed wide success with its OPOs, demonstrating over two years an increase of 22 percent in the state’s number of donors. As a result, more than 11 million people have registered their donation decision in Florida. In this letter to Secretary Azar, Florida congressional delegates share their support of OPOs and concerns over the proposed CMS rule