Joe Nespral

President & Chief Executive Officer
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
Joe Nespral

Brief Bio

Joe Nespral has been with the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance since July 1997 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Joe has an extensive background in OPO leadership in operations, restructuring, policy analysis, business development, and quality improvement.

He has worked with several OPO’s over the years including, New York Organ Donor Network, LifeLink of Georgia and LifeLink of Puerto Rico. Joe earned his Degree in Medicine at Central East University in the Dominican Republic and is Board Certified as a Procurement Transplant Coordinator.

Joe has also served with a variety of groups including, appointments to the UNOS OPO and Patient Affairs Committees. National Conference on Donation after Cardiac Death. Executive Committee of the Texas Transplant Society. Joe has authored and co-authored several articles published in Transplantation Proceedings, American Journal of Transplantation and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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.

Lifelong Networks

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