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.