Our Mission

The Alliance is the recognized leader within the organ donation and transplantation community dedicated to providing engaged learning, innovation and collaborative leadership for future advancements in organ donation and transplantation.

Our Valued Partners

The Alliance Board of Directors is comprised of expert leaders from several key organizations from across the organ donation, transplantation and healthcare community. They are the driving force behind the Alliance’s successful programs and activities.  These valued partners work closely with the Alliance team to achieve optimal results on key issues that impact the donation and transplantation industry.

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In The Spotlight

This past week the 2014 donation and transplant data were posted to the OPTN website and it is heartening to report that deceased donation increased 4% over 2013. However, it is disheartening to share that living donation declined 3% and 2014 saw only a 1.4% increase in total…Click to read more.

Leadership Councils

The Alliance convenes three Leadership Councils for the purpose of advancing the industry’s efforts to increase and improve the organ donation process, end deaths on the transplant waiting list and explore innovative practices for improving donation and transplantation outcomes. Click to read more.

Engaged Learning

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance, through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, is pleased to offer an educational video: Saving & Healing Lives Through Organ & Tissue Donation -Continuing Our Healthcare MissionClick to read more.



  • Currently, more than 123,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.
  • Approximately 75,958 Multicultural Patients
  • Approximately 2,114 Pediatric Patients
  • 28,953 Organ Transplants Performed in 2013
  • 14,257 Organ Donors in 2013
  • More than 47,000 corneas were transplanted in 2013
  • More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising

Our Partners Say it Best

  • The Alliance has brought together the key organizations and individuals involved in organ donation and transplantation over the last six years. It will be essential that the sharing of best practices and research continue through the Alliance so that we can improve and increase the number of transplantable organs for those on the waiting list.–Howard Nathan - President and CEO, Gift of Life Donor Program

  • The  Alliance is a vital organization that unites the donation and transplantation community under one umbrella.–Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D., FAAP, FCCM

  • Our growth as a community of practice has resulted in the Alliance's guidance and collaboration with national organizations to foster the mission of saving more lives and enhancing donation and transplantation awareness–Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D., FAAP, FCCM