The Alliance is a recognized partner and convener within the organ donation and transplantation community, dedicated to providing engaged learning, collaboration and leadership dedicated to the advancement of organ donation and transplantation.
About The Alliance
The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (“The Alliance”) delivers relevant, targeted and scalable learning solutions for the organ donation and transplantation community of practice – including organ procurement organizations, transplant centers and programs, and hospitals where donations occur. By convening members across the community of practice, it is a platform to identify emerging concepts and innovative practices, and cascading resources and educational programs of transformational quality and value. The Alliance is not a membership organization, but partners with leading organizations across the continuum to advance a shared mission to save and heal lives through organ donation and transplantation.
The Alliance, an independent non-profit organization, was incorporated in 2006 for the purpose of ensuring a continued national commitment to increasing organ availability and eliminating deaths on the organ transplant waitlist. The first formal organizational meeting of The Alliance Steering Committee took place in Los Angeles, CA on February 21, 2006. (Click here to read our special edition 15th Anniversary story.)
The initial mission of The Alliance was to expand and extend the work of the Organ Donation National Breakthrough Collaborative. The Alliance was fully incorporated in the District of Columbia on June 13, 2006, with initial funding coming from generous financial donations of approximately 35 organ procurement organizations and AOPO. From 2006 to 2010, the Alliance partnered with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to provide meetings that focused on the specific relationship between the critical care intensivist and the OPO community.
In the last decade, the Alliance has worked with hundreds of leaders across the donation and transplantation community to develop a broad collection of learning solutions, based on the insights and effective practices from leaders in the field, to cascade knowledge to thousands of professionals in the practices. The tools, resources, professional development programs and learning opportunities are structured to continuously advance our field, ultimately saving and healing lives.
Currently, the Alliance is led by an 18-member board of directors and 3 national leadership councils dedicated to donation, transplantation and innovation.
Continuing Education offered by The Alliance
Many Alliance learning opportunities award continuing education credits for the healthcare community of practice. Credits offered include:
- Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTC) – The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance offers Category I CEPTC credits from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete a post-learning evaluation form within 30 days of viewing in order to claim their credits.
- Nursing Contact Hours – The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance offers continuing education credits for select learning opportunities, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117.
- Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit – The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance partners with national accrediting agencies to provide continuing medical education for physicians, including AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for select learning opportunities. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty members and planners participating in CME activities are required to disclose any actual or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation to the audience.
- Registered Dietitian Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU) – The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance offers Registered Dietitian CPEU for select learning opportunities, approved by CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.