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National Academies Study on Organ Transplantation: Realizing the Promise of Equity in the Organ Transplantation System
Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT / 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices. The Alliance is not an advocacy organization and always intends to maintain an objective and unbiased perspective. Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.
This session is brought to you by The Alliance, in partnership with NATCO and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).
Program Overview: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently published a highly anticipated report on the state of organ donation and transplantation in the U.S. The findings suggest that the U.S. organ transplant system is “demonstrably inequitable” – in particular, people of color and people with disabilities are significantly less likely to be referred for a transplant or receive a transplant, and many donated organs often go unused. Thusly, the report recommends a number of tactics to increase fairness and equity, reduce donated organ waste, and improve the system’s overall performance.
This Conversation Series event will focus on a robust discussion on the findings of this report, with the goal of sparking action and impacting the priorities of the community of practice.
- Discuss common donation and transplant perceptions and how they compare to the reality of the system.
- Identify and explain the three key report conclusions.
- Summarize recommendations shared to improve equity in the U.S. transplant system and ideate potential methods.
- Assess and prioritize the non-use of donated organs.
Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff, and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.