July 3, 2014
On Thursday June 19th, 2014, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized Sue Dunn by presenting her with the Association’s 2014 Achievement Award. The award was generously sponsored by
CryoLife, Inc., and was presented at AOPO’s 31st Annual Meeting. The Achievement Award is bestowed to an individual who demonstrates significant professional and/or personal contributions in support of the mission and vision of AOPO.
Dunn received the AOPO Achievement Award for her 25 years of dedication to organ and tissue recovery. Elling Eidbo, Executive Director of AOPO, announced that Dunn “is leading the charge to ensure that lifesaving and healing transplants are available to patients in need, in Colorado and Wyoming as well as around the country. Dunn’s admirable efforts to raise the local awareness of donation has led to tremendous results, including markedly increasing donor designation and growing to boast some of the highest donor authorization rates in the country – all ultimately translating to more lives saved and healed”.
Dunn has served as a member of the UNOS Board and the Corporate Affairs Committee, and on numerous other UNOS, HRSA and AOPO committees, councils, task forces and special work groups. She has served as AOPO President, and is currently the President of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance. She is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of Donor Alliance in Denver, Colorado.