Profile: Morgan and Lynch Set the Foundation for AMAT

Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation

Rudy Morgan and Jack Lynch recognized the importance of attracting Blacks and other professionals to work in the transplant field.

Since 1926 the accomplishments of Black people in America have been widely recognized during the month of February. This year during Black History Month, AMAT’s African American workgroup would like to highlight two of our organization’s founding members: Mr. Rudolph Morgan and Mr. Jack Lynch.

Mr. Morgan worked in a dialysis unit at a hospital prior to becoming a transplant coordinator; Mr. Lynch was a coordinator for a pharmaceutical sales company and began conducting clinical trials on anti-rejection drugs before he began working at an OPO. Though they lived in different states and had different professional backgrounds, these men were facing challenges in their new roles at work that they felt plagued other industry professionals. “There was a lack of perceived information,” said Morgan. “There weren’t enough Black people being attracted to the industry and it became a revolving door for minorities.”

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