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Maggie Robel

Advocate for Organ and Tissue Donation

Join forces with Versiti Organ and Tissue to address concerns and better serve patients in need.

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Join Versiti Organ and Tissue and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) to improve and enhance the organ and tissue donation process and advance the lifesaving mission of organ procurement organizations.

Organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country, including Versiti Organ and Tissue, support the AOPO’s urgent advocacy campaign to ensure the best performance metrics continue to be in place to govern OPOs. New proposed metrics by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would have devastating impacts on OPOs if they are passed.

Proposed metrics

  • The HHS’s proposed metrics would have the potential to close up to 75% of OPOs across the country in one year’s time. This cannot happen.
  • Although Versiti is a high-performing OPO and falls within the top 25% when modeling the proposed metrics, there are dire implications for other OPOs across the country. Proposed metrics are based on data that is incorrect 30-60% of the time. We can do better.
  • Under the HHS’s proposed metrics, an OPO may not appeal or explain why their performance tracks below the 25th percentile.

How you can help

Address your concerns with your congressperson by clicking the link below. The AOPO will match you with your legislators and provide you with a letter template to personalize before sending.

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