A major component of efforts to increase organ donation in the new millenium was implemented through a series of Breakthrough Collaboratives that began in 2003. The purpose of the Collaboratives was to rapidly increase the number of deceased donors and number of donor organs made available for transplant through the sharing of best practices. The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative became fully operationally in 2004. As a means to continue this effort, the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice (DTCP) was established in 2008. The DTCP is comprised of several key community partners (listed below) from across the nation whose focus is to sustain and increase the achievements of the Collaboratives and “hard wire” identified best practices.

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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