Multicultural communities play a critical role in America’s transplant system. They save and heal lives as donors of organs, eyes and tissue, need life-saving kidney transplants in disproportionately high numbers, and serve patients and families as healthcare professionals.
Donation and transplant professionals face unique challenges when communicating with grieving families, transplant candidates and patients, hospital staff, and the public with African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian and other multicultural communities.
Through professional development, cultural competency training, and other expertise born of front-line experience, AMAT’s members offer a valuable perspective to help our partners in the transplant field accomplish their life-saving mission in our diverse communities.
From its inception in 1991, AMAT was created with the hope of saving more lives by increasing organ and tissue donation among multicultural communities.
Providing continuing education, sharing of resources, expanding organizational outreach and serving as the collective voice and advocate for African American needs in the field of human donation and transplantation.
The API Workgroup provides education to overcome cultural and religious barriers and inspire API communities to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
The AMAT Latino Work Group unites OPO professionals dedicated to serving Latino communities throughout the continental U.S., Hawai’i and Puerto Rico.
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For more than 20 years AMAT has served the needs of multicultural professionals working in the field of transplantation.
We can make a difference by working together to ensure that the multicultural perspective is served.
AMAT's Board of Directors is comprised of professionals throughout the U.S. who are working to improve the lives of patients awaiting life-saving organ transplants.
Get the latest news and information on the multicultural perspectives from the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation.