The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is the non-profit organization recognized as the national representative of fifty-eight federally-designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs), serving more than 300 million Americans. As a professional organization, AOPO is dedicated to the special concerns of OPOs, providing education, information sharing, research and technical assistance and collaboration with other healthcare organizations and federal agencies.
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors.
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals is committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
The mission of the National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program, (MOTTEP®) is to decrease the number and rate of ethnic minority Americans needing organ and tissue transplants. MOTTEP® will achieve its mission by implementing a national information and education campaign that emphasizes both prevention and intervention strategies that result in:
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization. It is the only national tissue banking organization in the United States, and its membership totals more than 100 accredited tissue banks and 1,000 individual members. These banks recover tissue from more than 30,000 donors and distribute in excess of two million allografts for more than one million tissue transplants performed annually in the U.S. The overwhelming majority of the human tissue distributed for these transplants comes from AATB-accredited tissue banks.
The EBAA champions the restoration of sight through core services to its members which advance donation.
The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation is the continuation of the oldest transplantation and donation professional organization in the United States. Founded in 1969 in Richmond, Virginia as SEROPP by Drs. David Hume and Bernard Amos, our organization became SEOPF, the South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation. SEOPF gave rise to UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing, and now has become the AFDT, the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation.
The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the nation’s leading tissue bank, changes lives by connecting donors with surgeons and transplant recipients. As a non-profit service organization, MTF is dedicated to providing quality tissue through a commitment to excellence in education, research, recovery and care for recipients, donors and their families.
Honoring the gift of donation, AlloSource responsibly develops, processes and distributes life-saving and life-enhancing human tissue for our communities.
In 1985, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a landmark report, the Secretary’s Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health (Heckler Report). It documented the existence of health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and called such disparities “an affront both to our ideals and to the ongoing genius of American medicine.”
The Office of Minority Health was created in 1986 as one of the most significant outcomes of the Heckler Report and was reauthorized by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. The mission of the Office of Minority Health is to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center was created in 1987. It is the nation’s largest repository of information on health disparities issues.”