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 Vision

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 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.

As of 2016, The Alliance is seeking contributions from our professional partners in the organ donation and transplantation community to help us sustain and grow our work to help our partners save and heal more lives. To learn more about The Alliance’s valuable services and benefits, please click here to read The Alliance Impact Report. To view our “2015 In Review” PPT, click here.

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In The Spotlight

Stefan Henze, the German Olympic canoe slalom coach who died after a car crash in Rio, has saved the lives of four people by being an organ donor. Henze was involved in crash near the Olympic park in the Brazilian city last Friday…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. On average 21 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
  • Approximately 77,633 Multicultural Patients
  • Approximately 2,146 Pediatric Patients
  • 29,532 Organ Transplants Performed in 2014
  • 14,414 Organ Donors in 2014
  • 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

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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