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Renewal Period Ends February 15th!

Please note that if you have not renewed your NATCO membership as of February 15th we will no longer be able to provide you with the benefits you have come to expect.

Below are just some of the benefits you will be losing by letting your NATCO Membership lapse:

  • Access to NATCO Connect, the easy-to-use platform that will allow you to engage and share critical industry information and best practices with fellow members. 
  • Ability to gain FREE CE credit by attending webinars and through our quarterly journal, Progress in Transplantation exams (one in each journal).
  • A subscription to Progress in Transplantation, NATCO’s quarterly journal. You will no longer receive your quarterly issues.
  • Quarterly copies of the NATCO InTouch Newsletter delivered via email.
  • Opportunities to participate in NATCO workgroups or committees.
  • Reduced fees for NATCO events. We have some excellent programs coming up in 2017 which include face-to-face meetings, courses and webinars.


If your non-renewal was an oversight and you wish to renew now, it’s not too late!

Simply select Member Login from the top of the page. Scroll down and enter your email and password. If you don’t remember your password send a note to and request that your Member Password be reset.

To renew your membership, select My Transactions from the Menu on the left side of the screen. Select your dues renewal order. (you can also print a copy of your renewal order here)

To update your contact information, select My Information from the Menu on the left side of the screen.

We hope that you will consider renewing your membership today,

Donna Dickt
Executive Director



Calling all current and former NATCO Committee Chairs and Workgroup Leaders! We want you!

NATCO’s Nominations and Elections Committee is conducting the Call for Nominations to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors slate. We encourage you to read this information carefully and consider nominating yourself or a colleague. We wish to offer the membership more than one candidate for each office; this is dependent upon receiving a sufficient number of nominations from YOU, our members.

The positions that will be elected by the membership in 2017 are: President-Elect, Treasurer and three Councilors-at-Large. The individuals elected for the offices of Treasurer and Councilor-at-Large will each serve a two-year term. The individual elected for the office of President-Elect will serve a three-year term, which includes a one-year term as President-Elect, succeeding to a one-year term as President, followed by a one-year term as Immediate Past President.

The candidate criteria for each office are based on the current Bylaws. The complete bylaws and candidate criteria are available on the NATCO website at:

The 2017-2018 election of Board of Directors will be conducted electronically. In April 2017, all NATCO members in good standing will receive an E-mail containing voting instructions and a link to the candidate information and ballot.

Once the slate has been confirmed, an electronic voting system will be used to collect the membership votes. NATCO members who do not have an E-mail address on file with the Executive Office will receive either 1) a postcard notification with instructions on how to access the electronic voting process, or 2) a printed version of the packet. Therefore, it is very important that the Executive Office has your correct E-mail address. You can update your contact information by sending an email to 

Please thoroughly review the criteria to acquaint yourself with each position. This information will assist you in deciding whether or not to run for a Board position. You can nominate yourself or another NATCO member, with that member’s permission, for a Board of Directors position by completing the electronic submission form and Disclosure of Relationships form at the link below. If you are nominating someone else, you will need a copy of his/her CV to complete the application requirements.

All recommendations MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 6, 2017 to be considered part of the candidate slate. Once a final slate has been confirmed, additional information will be requested for the final candidate ballot, including a digital photograph.

Nominations should be submitted to the NATCO Executive Office at the following link The nominee will receive E-mail acknowledgement of receipt of the nomination form within two business days. If such acknowledgement is not received within that time frame, please contact Donna Dickt, NATCO Executive Director, at 703-483-9817. The slate of candidates will be compiled by the Nominations and Elections Committee and approved by the Board of Directors before the voting begins.

Serving on the NATCO Board…Is it fun? Yes. Is it work? Yes. Is it rewarding? Yes. Would we do it again? Absolutely! We challenge you to get involved and send in your nomination!

Best regards,

Carrie Lindower, RN, MBA, CCTC, CPTC 

Walt Nickels, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPTC

John Belcher, BS, CCEMT-P, CTBS, CPTC

Nomination & Election Committee Co-Chairs



NATCO invites all transplant and procurement professionals who are committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation to join their peers and make a difference.

Membership runs from January 1st thru December 31st of each year.

On or about October 1st, members will receive an automatic renewal notice via email.  At that time, you may renew your membership online by clicking on My Transactions in the member portal.  There you will see a renewal order which you may pay online or print out and mail with your payment.


New Members

To join as a new member, log in HERE.  Register first as a VISITOR.  Click on Online Store to shop for your membership.  Add the membership to your cart and pay via secure credit card feature.



Membership Information

Download the Membership Application

NATCO is a professional organization that’s committed to the advancement of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.  The organization promotes and enhances the relationship between donation and transplantation.  Members improve their skills and gain experience through the sharing knowledge and best practices with other professionals. 

We would like Administrators and Coordinators to encourage their colleagues to review the benefits of becoming a NATCO member.

We invite you to join NATCO. Our membership includes procurement and transplant professionals. NATCO provides valuable educational opportunities and the ability to network with your colleagues, plus several member benefits:

Improve your performance by employing best practices
or leading-edge techniques through…

Education geared specifically to heighten donation and transplantation professionals’ ability to provide the best patient, donor and family care in a changing medical environment.  Offerings are available for every specialty area, from beginning to advanced practice, from practitioner to administrator, including national conferences, workshops and online education available 24/7.  Our members are proud to participate in a support system with professionals who they trust! 

Learn from colleagues by…

Networking with donation and transplantation professionals to enhance your professional development and apply in your practice what you learn from others through face-to-face workshops and meetings and through volunteer participation on NATCO committees.  Can’t find what you’re looking for in these venues?  NATCO’s website hosts a searchable membership directory through which you can search for colleagues by area of practice, institution name and a variety of other factors. Members inspire and energize each other to make a difference. 

Make scientifically based recommendations or decisions that positively impact donor, donor family, transplant candidate and recipient care by obtaining…

Research and Scientific Information delivered to you through NATCO’s publications and website.  Learn from colleagues through abstracts, case studies and research grant presentations. NATCO’s journal, Progress in Transplantation, offers a multidisciplinary team approach to organ and tissue donation and transplantation.  New knowledge makes transplant professionals confident that they’re providing the best possible services.  Articles featuring scientific breakthroughs, controversial therapies and ethical issues are some of the topics featured in each issue.  A portion of your membership dues ($50) goes toward your subscription to Progress in Transplantation

Positively influence public policy that governs the donation and transplantation industry and impacts your every-day practice through…

Washington Representation that can effectively present ways the nation can improve patient, donor and family care while reducing the frustrations and challenges you face in daily practice.  Transplant professionals influence legislation and positively impact their practice when they participate in NATCO’s grassroots efforts.  Stay informed through the website and broadcast e-mails when NATCO weighs in on proposed legislation, presents expert testimony before congressional committees or suggests new legislation when meeting with health care staffers.  NATCO also holds a position on the UNOS/OPTN Board of Directors and a position the UNOS/OPTN Executive Committee.  Several NATCO members serve on UNOS/OPTN committees that recommend new policies or changes to existing policies.

ASTS Dual Membership…

Available only to current NATCO members who have been members of the organization for three or more years.  NATCO has partnered with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to allow NATCO members to join ASTS as an Associate Member at a reduced membership rate of $100 ($125 value). 

In addition to the quality NATCO membership benefits that you are accustomed to, you will also receive the following enhanced membership benefits from your Associate Membership with ASTS.

  1. Online subscription to American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) ($530 Value)
    • AJT is the #1 journal in transplant and is ranked #2 out of 139 surgery journals!
  2. Access to ASTS Member’s only section of the website, which will give you access to…
    • Online Education Opportunities such as Online Lectures and Online Videos on Surgical Techniques
    • National Transplant Surgery Curriculum
  3. Opportunity to network with transplant surgeons across the nation

This opportunity is only available for eligible members during the NATCO yearly renewal cycle.