organ procurement organization


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organ procurement organization

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OPO

An institution that facilitates organ transplantation by obtaining cadaveric tissues and organs for use in living patients with end-stage diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs.
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The investigation of infections resulting from organ transplant-transmitted pathogens requires rapid communication among transplant physicians, organ procurement organizations, and public health authorities.
A transplant facility's decision to use an organ is based on the organ procurement organization's assessment of the donor's risk status and on test results (5).
Mattice began working for OPOs in 1980 as manager of organ recovery for the Greater Miami Valley Organ Procurement Organization. He founded the Gift of Life Fund, co-founded the Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) Miami Valley Chapter, and continues to actively serve on the councils and committees of several national organ donation organizations.
While welcoming the general intent of the legislation, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations is hoping the final bill will contain some escape mechanism for a donor hospital to form an agreement with the OPO of its choice if it feels it is not being properly served, said Steve Haid, AOPO president.
Gordon Bowen is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Lifebanc, an Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) serving the Northeast region of Ohio.
The Gift of Life Donor Program, the organ procurement organization (OPO) serving eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, announced it coordinated the recovery of 1,185 organs from a record 441 individuals in 2011, a national record.
The committee will also hear presentations on disease transmission and informed consent; transplant tourism; organ donation and transplantation alliance; a report on an intensive Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) outreach project demonstrating significant increases in Michigan donor registration; and organ procurement organization (OPO) performance metrics for quality improvement.
In addition to her role as President and CEO of the Washington, D.C., based organ procurement organization (OPO), Brigham has served as a member of the UNOS Board as Chair of the UNOS OPO Committee, and the Corporate Affairs Committee, and on numerous other UNOS, HRSA and AOPO committees, councils, task forces and special work groups.
Two US hospitals have filed a request with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to grant a waiver of statutory requirements that would otherwise require the hospital to enter into an agreement with its designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO).
* Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Organization, Columbus, OH--$253,838