The Donation and Transplantation community of practice met September 30 - October 1, 2009 in Grapevine, Texas to recognize the great strides made across America to increase the number of organ donors and in turn increase the number of transplants being performed.
The community of practice also recognized the arduous task before the organ, tissue and transplant community as the organ transplant wait-list climbs above the 100,000 mark as is the increasing need for life saving and life enhancing tissue.
This 15 minute slide show documents a very small portion of the conference from one Organ Procurement Organization's (OPO) perspective. At the end of the slide show the "CEOs Commitment to Organ Donation" video is shown to demonstrate their resolve and declaration by top senior hospital and OPO leadership are making to end deaths on the transplant wait-list in the United States.
One simple act by a CEO can make a difference as you will see, and we at the Donate Life Organ Donation Blog challenges the Donation and Transplant Community that EVERY hospital, transplant center, Donate Life organization, DMV, OPO staff member put a Donate Life bumper magnet on their car to show their commitment to organ donation; "Donate Life Car Magnets across America". Each OPO's CEO should correspond and mail a car magnet to every CEO, CMO, CNO in their DSA.
To download a hi-res version of this slide show please click HERE
To obtain a Quicktime version of the CEO Commitment video, please click HERE