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.
We envision restoring lives by honoring the gift of life, ending deaths on the organ transplant waitlist, improving access for those in need, and maximizing post-transplant survival.
Our Board of Director Partners
The Alliance Board of Directors is comprised of expert leaders from several key national 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
The first study to track outcomes of transplanted kidneys that were previously deemed unfit for transplant shows a more than 90 percent graft survival rate for these kidneys a year after patients received them. The study results, presented at the National…Click to read more.
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.
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 Mission. Click to read more.
Hepatitis C-positive Heart Transplants: Safer After All?
As of July 5, 2018, there are 3,960 people in the United States on the waitlist for a heart transplant. That’s...
Education Corner – Donate Life ECHO
DONATE LIFE ECHO: EVERY COMMUNITY HAS OPPORTUNITY (Download PDF Version) On a yearly basis, during the second...
A Dream Starting to Come True: Wearable Kidneys
Without a transplant, patients with kidney failure need dialysis to stay alive. Dialysis does a good job of cleanin...
Man with world’s largest kidneys receives transplant at Mayo Clinic
Champion. A title Gene Okun relishes. Now, the man once-dubbed "Baby Arnold Schwarzenegger" holds a title he n...
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