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REIMAGINE organ donation

The UC San Diego Center for Research, Education, Innovation and Transformation in Organ Donation

Our Vision

No organs wasted.

No patients waiting.

Compassion, equity, and support for all members of the transplant community.

Upcoming REIMAGINE events

The Inaugural UC San Diego Center for Research, Education, Innovation and Transformation in Organ Donation (REIMAGINE) Symposium

Paving the Path to 60k:  The Future of Organ Donation, Allocation and Transplantation

Friday, September 20th, 2024

8:00am-4:30pm PST

Westin San Diego Bayview

Organ Donation in the news

UNOS: The Latest News

UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing, is a non-profit organization that manages the organ transplant system in the United States. Established in 1984, UNOS oversees the national transplant waiting list and ensures fair and equitable distribution of donated organs.

UNOS

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report on the Organ Donation systmem

New Report Recommends Changes to U.S. Organ Transplant System to Improve Fairness and Equity, Reduce Nonuse of Donated Organs, and Improve the System’s Overall Performance.

NASEM

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is a national network that coordinates the allocation and distribution of donated organs in the United States. Established by Congress under the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984. OPTN's primary mission is to ensure a fair and equitable organ distribution system. transplantation.

OPTN

Resources

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) supports transplant surgeons through education, research, advocacy, and training. ASTS provides resources, professional development opportunities, and promotes best practices in the field of transplantation. By fostering collaboration and advancing surgical techniques, ASTS aims to improve patient outcomes and advance the science and practice of transplantation surgery.

ASTS

The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)

The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) supports organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. AOPO provides advocacy, education, and resources to enhance the organ donation and transplantation process. By promoting collaboration and best practices, AOPO works to increase donation rates, ensure fair organ distribution, and improve outcomes for transplant patients.

AOPO

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to learn how you can help, please reach out to our directors. They are available to provide information, answer your inquiries, and discuss ways you can get involved.

Ashley Cardenas   Administrative Director REIMAGINE

Gabriel Schnickel MD, MPH    Executive Director REIMAGINE