The following statement was issued by the President’s Roundtable on October 23, 2017:
The Presidents’ Roundtable is a partnership among the presidents and chief staff officers of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), American Society of Transplantation (AST), American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals, The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (The Alliance) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) designed to promote collaboration and advance the transplant community.
The Presidents’ Roundtable convened on October 5 in Washington, D.C. to address contemporary issues and explore opportunities to work together to solve them. The group supports the OPTN/UNOS process for policy development and the partnership for developing metrics for Donor Service Area (DSA) success. We also fully support the ongoing efforts of AOPO in the development of standard performance metrics to better identify a donation rate based on potential donor deaths and review the elements of successful donor registries. We are committed to work together to develop policies for review of DSA performance.Share