The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is a not-for-profit association of clinical and research professionals including immunologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, transplant physicians and surgeons, pathologists and technologists. As a professional society involved in histocompatibility, immunogenetics and transplantation, ASHI is dedicated to advancing the science and application of histocompatibility and immunogenetics; providing a forum for the exchange of information; and advocating the highest standards of laboratory testing in the interest of optimal patient care.
Improving Human Life by Advancing the Field of Transplantation. The American Society of Transplantation (AST) was founded in 1982 and is an organization of more than 3,000 transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation. Our goal is to offer a forum for the exchange of knowledge, scientific information and expertise in the field of transplantation.
ASTS fosters and advances the practice and science of transplantation for the benefit of patients and society. The ASTS, a non-profit organization, and its Members are committed to leading the way in the 21st Century in fostering and advancing the practice and science of transplantation for the benefit of patients and society; guiding those who make the policy decisions that influence the practice and science of transplantation; increasing organ donation; defining and promoting training and the career-long education of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians; and, advancing the professional development and careers of transplant surgeons, scientists and physicians. Visit www.asts.org.
The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) envisions a nation where transplant organizations apply a multicultural perspective to their relationships with donor families, transplant patients, healthcare professionals and the general public, and people of all cultures embrace organ, eye and tissue donation as a social responsibility. Visit http://amat1.org/.
The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is the non-profit organization recognized as the national representative of fifty-eight federally-designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs), serving more than 300 million Americans. As a professional organization, AOPO is dedicated to the special concerns of OPOs, providing education, information sharing, research and technical assistance and collaboration with other healthcare organizations and federal agencies. Member organizations bring their collective voices to the national conversation about organ and tissue donation to provide hope within reach to the men, women, and children across the country waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation is a multidisciplinary, professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies via research, education and advocacy.
The International Transplant Nurses Society was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization, to promote the education and clinical practice excellence of nurses who are interested in and participate in the care of solid organ transplant patients. ITNS is the first professional nursing organization to focus on the professional growth and development of the transplant clinician.
The Organization for Transplant Professionals is committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. NATCO empowers transplant professionals to achieve their highest potential by uniting our members, advancing education and promoting research.
The Society for Transplant Social Workers is a professional membership organization dedicated to clinical excellence; research and education on psychosocial issues; and peer support among solid organ transplant social workers. Members share questions and ideas in an online transplant forum, work together on projects and research, and gather annually for a three-day conference.