Bradley Adams

President & CEO
Southwest Transplant Alliance
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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.

Areas of Practice: Procurement

Alliance Presentations

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Setting Up an NRP Program: From Ethics to Education

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 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.

The sessions encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: The use of NRP during DCD organ recovery leads to increased organ utilization and improved transplant outcomes compared with conventional organ recovery. Artificial circulation through a mechanical circulatory device (ECMO) is initiated to perfuse the organs during recovery. This technique allows for the assessment of organ function and viability for subsequent transplantation. The overall advantage of NRP is that organs previously not utilized can now be utilized for transplantation, allowing for improved stewardship of the gift from the donor and their family and providing hope for those in need of a life-saving transplant.
As with many new approaches or procedures in medicine, NRP comes with legal and ethical considerations, clinical considerations, as well as operational considerations. In this session, you will hear from industry experts as we explore the challenges and successful strategies learned during the process of setting up an NRP Organ Recovery Program.

Our panel discussion will include:

  • How do you talk to/work with your hospital Ethics team in understanding NRP?
  • What research and supportive industry statements are available to reference?
  • What is being done to standardize the TA-NRP recovery process in the industry?
  • What are the outcomes and potential allocation impact considerations of NRP?
  • What steps can be taken to ensure communication and collaboration in preparation for NRP?

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