Bradley Adams

Southwest Transplant Alliance
Board Member
Donate Life Texas
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Areas of Practice: Procurement

Brief Bio

As an advocate for organ and tissue donors and their loved ones, Brad Adams protects the gift of life by serving as President of Southwest Transplant Alliance, the organ procurement organization designed by Medicare to manage the donation process for much of the State of Texas. He regularly champions efforts to provide for a reliable and effective donation framework at both the state and national levels, helps drive healthcare policies and decisions that ensure the donation and transplantation system in the United States is fair, accessible, transparent, and accountable, and collaborates with healthcare leaders and law enforcement officials throughout Texas to align donation with other public priorities. Brad speaks frequently at the local, state, and national levels on several topics unique to organ donation and serves as a Board Member of Donate Life Texas.

Current Involvement: Presenter

Alliance Presentations

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Pros/Cons of the Opt-In Donation System: An International Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 2:00pm

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.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: There has been an increasing number of discussions about the benefits of an Opt-out vs. Opt-in organ donation system and its effects on organ donation rates. Other countries have experienced increasing donation rates; however, would the same impact materialize in the United States?

We will hear from the UK National Health Service (NHS) team to understand their rationale for adopting an opt-out system and their lessons since transitioning to a presumed consent system. The discussion will include leading experts from the United States who will provide their insights and share their opinions on both systems. Our panelist will address misunderstandings and uncertainties about both methods and assess trends in global organ donation policies, implications of cultural attitudes towards donation, and potential health disparities.

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