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.
Joseph Nespral, President-CEO of Texas Organ Sharing Alliance shares his concerns about the proposed metrics from CMS.
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
Cynthia Grobmeier, a donor mother shares her donation experience with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and concern over the CMS proposed rule.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Don’t let new federal rules threaten groups that coordinate organ donations
Texas Donor Mom shares her personal experience with organ donation and why you should advocate for the gift of life.
Westlaw: Can’t stop won’t stop — how organ donation and transplant partners can maintain unprecedented momentum
Melodie Hengerer, Esq. writes on how organ donation and transplant partners can maintain unprecedented momentum. Ms. Hengerer notes the important roles OPOs, hospitals and transplant centers play in saving lives.
Transplantation Expert Agrees CMS Rule Needs to Change. Dr. David Mulligan – professor and chair at the Division of Transplantation and Immunology at Yale-New Haven Health Transplantation Center – shares his thoughts on the proposed rule impacting our nation’s OPOs.
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