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The Alliance Partners with University of Toledo Transplant and Donation Sciences Program / Foundation for the Science of Human Donation


University of Toledo Transplantation and Donation Sciences, with the support of The Foundation for the Science of Human Donation, Partners with The Alliance to Provide Additional Learning Benefits for the Next Generation of Donation Professionals

The Alliance is pleased to announce a partnership with The Transplantation and Donation Sciences (TaDS) Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MSBS) Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Program at The University of Toledo. Through this partnership, current students and recent alumni will have access to Alliance learning programs that focus on best practices in donation and interdisciplinary perspectives in transplantation with a Silver Circle Professional Partnership.

“Across the healthcare community, hospitals and OPOs are challenged to hire and retain prepared professionals. The TaDS Masters program educates future leaders in donation and this partnership with The Alliance will ensure the students have access to current innovations and effective practices shared through their collaborative programming,” said Susan Stuart, President & CEO of CORE, board member of The Alliance and advisory board member of TaDS.

The Transplantation and Donation Sciences Program at The University of Toledo in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UT-COMLS) is the only one of its kind in the United States. This revolutionary program is strategically designed to train capable, qualified individuals in facilitating the entire organ donation process as procurement transplant coordinators. The TaDS program is distinctive in that it offers two separate and complete tracks: a full-time, face-to-face track for individuals without an organ procurement organization (OPO) affiliation, and an all-online track for experienced individuals already working in the industry who desire to further enhance their administrative career goals by obtaining a master’s degree in transplantation and donation sciences from UT-COMLS.

“This program is a hidden gem due to its unique clinical applicability and high placement rates in the field of organ procurement. The majority of our graduates stay in organ transplantation and related fields. Many have been successful in rising to the level of CEOs and professionals in this field,” said Dr. Puneet Sindhwani, Chairman of Urology, Transplantation and Donation Sciences at UT-COMLS.

“The Alliance programming will build upon our strong faculty-led curriculum that fully prepares our students for their next career step.  This added benefit augments the value of our program for our current students and alumni for up to one year,” said Julie Desantis, Program Director, Transplantation and Donation Sciences MSBS-PSM.

At TaDS, the face-to-face track is set apart from other graduate programs as it is fully executed in less than one year, offering graduates 100 percent job placement upon successful completion of their clinical internship experiences. The all-online track offers full-time workers the advantage of completing the degree at their own pace, allowing versatility for active lifestyles.

“At The Alliance, we are dedicated to developing relevant, targeted and scalable learning solutions, in the bold pursuit to save and heal lives. Our learning portfolio is intentionally structured to support individuals, balancing both interactivity and convenience for the greatest learning outcomes. Supporting the TaDS students is perfectly aligned with our mission to cascade innovation and share effective practices with future leaders,” said Karri Hobson-Pape, Executive Director of The Alliance.

To learn more about the UToledo Transplantation and Donation Sciences program, click here.


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