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 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
Cpl. Benjamin Kopp, a 21-year-old Army Ranger from Rosemount, saved six of his comrades when his regiment came under small arms fire by insurgents in Afghanistan in July 2009. Kopp was wounded by a sniper and did not survive his wounds…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.
Researchers Aim for First Human Eye Transplant Within the Decade
Scientists have strived for successful eye transplants for centuries. Early attempts read like the diary of Mary Sh...
Assessing Risk of Developing Portal Vein Clots in People Awaiting Liver Transplantation
A new scoring tool has been developed to assess the risk of developing a blood clot in the vein that brings blood f...
Dignity Health St. Joe’s Marks 500th Lung Transplant
Early on the morning of Oct. 25, 2016, Robin Ritchie, 67, made her way into St Joseph's Hospital. She was a very si...
Tumor Burden Limits Liver Transplant Feasibility for HCC
Researchers have uncovered an upper limit in tumor burden after which there is a lower probability of successfully...
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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