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 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.

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 115,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States. On average 22 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
  • More than 67,000 Multicultural Patients
  • More than 2,000 Pediatric Patients
  • 34,771 Organ Transplants Performed in 2017
  • 16,473 Organ Donors in 2017
  • More than 82,994 corneas donated for transplant in 2016
  • More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year and the surgical need for tissue is 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