Are you passionate about organ donation and transplantation? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a greater impact on the transplant community? We invite you to apply to serve as a volunteer for the OPTN, the national organ procurement and transplantation system. The OPTN is now seeking nominations for terms beginning July 1, 2022, on the Board of Directors and Committees.
Board and committee members are volunteers, representing a variety of professional disciplines and expertise, in addition to individuals with personal experience in organ donation and transplantation. The OPTN values diversity and strives for Board and committee membership that reflects the professionals, patients, donors, and families that make up the donation and transplantation community.
The OPTN is required by Federal regulation to meet certain composition requirements for the Board and committees. The OPTN Bylaws also contain composition requirements. Following these requirements, the OPTN Nominating Committee has developed a 2022-2023 Board and Committee Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment is conducted annually by the Board of Directors’ Nominating Committee for the following year’s elections and appointments cycle. It includes the types of professional and personal expertise and experiences sought for the OPTN board and committees.
Who can apply?
- Donation and transplantation professionals
- Transplant candidates and recipients
- Living donors
- Donor families
- Members of the general public
Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about service on the Board and committees and to begin your application.
To apply for a Board or committee volunteer position beginning July 1, 2022, complete the online Volunteer Interest Form no later than September 30, 2021. If you have submitted a new form or updated an existing form after 10/1/2020 your application will be active for the 2022 selection cycle.
- To update a previously submitted form, follow these instructions.
- You must complete or update your Volunteer Interest Form annually to be considered for open positions in the following year.
The Volunteer Interest Form is dynamic and will automatically generate questions based on the user’s background or professional discipline. Applicants interested in serving on the Board of Directors will be prompted to answer supplemental questions.
Board applicants – July 1 priority deadline
For applicants interested in serving on the Board of Directors, Volunteer Interest Forms that are completed and submitted by July 1, 2021, will be guaranteed a review for available Board vacancies. Applicants who submit forms after July 1 but prior to September 30, 2021, will be considered for Board vacancies on a case-by-case basis.
Those applying for committee positions may complete and submit a Volunteer Interest form at any time up to the deadline of September 30, 2021.
If you have additional questions about volunteering on the Board or committees or about your application, please email [email protected].