Jeff Orlowski

LifeShare of Oklahoma
Jeffrey Orlowski

Brief Bio

Jeff is President and CEO of the LifeShare Network and its subsidiary organizations, and is President of the LifeShare Foundation. Jeff has 36 years of experience in organ and tissue donation. Jeff currently serves as UNOS Region 4 Councilor. He is a member of the UNOS and OPTN Boards, and serves on both the OPTN Executive Committee and the UNOS Corporate Affairs Committee. He also serves on the MTF Biologics Board of Directors, is Vice Chair of the Donation Board of Trustees (DBOT) for MTF, and is Chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s Advancement of Wellness Advisory Council. He is a Past President of both the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and Donate Life America, and has served on numerous Boards. He has co-authored 40-plus peer-reviewed articles and has given lectures throughout North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Jeff holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in Management from Regis University in Denver. He has been honored with numerous awards, including 50 Over 50 Inspiring Oklahomans, the AOPO/Sallop “Excellence in Leadership” Award and the AOPO President’s Award. In 2020, he was recognized by the Daily Oklahoman as the top Midsize Business Leader in their Top Workplace program.

Alliance Presentations

Matador Consortium

The Future of Organ Transportation: Launching the Matador Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Consortium

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 2:00pm

In November 2022, three OPOs across the country joined forces with the Matador Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Consortium to test the transportation of donated organs using an aerial system that was operated using robotic technology. The Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA), flown entirely by the technology onboard, transported a donated liver, kidney, and pancreas between three cities. Join us as we welcome the leadership teams from LifeGift, LifeShare, and Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) as they discuss how the use of this groundbreaking technology can improve the transportation of donated organs and tissues in rural areas to better serve transplant patients.

Organ Perfusion Conversation Series

The Changing Landscape and Economics of Perfusion Technology

Tuesday, June 28, 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.

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.

Overview: Recent advancement in organ perfusion technology has led to the increasing transplantation of marginal donor organs and allowed for distant procurement of allografts beyond the time limitation of cold storage. This rapidly advancing machine perfusion technology promises improved preservation, better assessment, and even reconditioning of organs before transplant. However, many questions remain to be resolved regarding implementing this technology.

Our speakers will discuss how OPOs, and Transplant Centers fit into the current landscape, and the opportunities both estates face, including the wide availability of machine perfusion devices, costs, reimbursement, staff training, and competencies.

Lifelong Networks

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