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Donation and Transplantation Resources

American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
A not-for-profit, peer group organization founded in 1976 to facilitate the provision of transplantable cells and tissues of uniform high quality in quantities sufficient to meet national needs.

American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC)
An independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to award a voluntary, non-governmental certification credential, "Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC)"; "Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC)," or "Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN)" to qualified transplant coordinators or transplant nurses who have successfully passed the certification examination, which represents a standard of competence.

Donate Life America
A not-for-profit alliance of national organizations dedicated to inspiring all people to donate life through organ and tissue donation.

The Gift of a Lifetime
A NATCO sponsored website that includes valuable organ and tissue donation information.

HRSA - Division of Transplantation
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) envisions optimal health for all, supported by a health care system that assures access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality care.

National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has been providing help and hope to kidney patients and their families since 1950. Today, with local offices across the country, NKF is meeting the growing public health challenge of chronic kidney disease with a range of vital programs and services for the public, patients and healthcare professionals.

National Living Donor Assistance
Providing financial assistance to those who want to donate an organ, priority is given to individuals not otherwise able to afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with living organ donation.

Organ Procurement Organizations
In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, 58 organ procurement organizations (OPOs) coordinate organ procurement in designated service areas, which may cover all or part of a State; evaluate potential donors, discuss donation with family members, and arrange for the surgical removal of donated organs; and preserve organs and arrange for their distribution according to national organ sharing policies.

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)
Supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation including kidney, heart, liver, heart-lung, lung, and pancreas transplants.

Transplant Experience
The Transplant Experience program was created to meet patients' specific needs throughout the transplant process. It's information. Its tools and tips. It's real advice, from experts in transplantation and other transplant recipients.

Transplant Living
Provides valuable information and resources for transplant recipients and living donors.

TransWeb
A nonprofit educational web site serving the world transplant community. TransWeb features real people's experiences, the top 10 myths about donation, a donation quiz, frequently asked questions with answers, as well as educational reference and videos of U.S. and World Transplant Games

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
A non-profit, scientific and educational organization that administers the nation's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.


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