Dedicated To Saving LivesFor more than 30 years, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) has been dedicated to helping its members save lives through donation and transplantation.
At that time, standards established by the predecessor organization, the Association of Independent Organ Procurement Agencies, were adopted by the Health Care Financing Administration and applied to all OPOs. The name change reflected the inclusion of hospital-based OPOs.
AOPO has developed standards that encompass all aspects of OPO operations and practice, offering a voluntary accreditation program to its members. This on-site peer review process ensures compliance with federal regulations as well as AOPO standards.
centerLegislative & National Issues
AOPO also works closely with Congress and voices concerns about legislative issues related to organ and tissue donation. Members are alerted to national issues on donation and transplant so that OPOs have an opportunity to prepare for possible local implications.