Maria Stadtler Joins Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Staff

VIENNA, Va. — July 22, 2016 —

The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), the Association representing the nation’s 58 federally-designated organ procurement organizations, recently welcomed Maria Stadtler to the staff as education program administrator.

“We are thrilled to have Maria [Stadtler] join the AOPO team,” said Elling Eidbo, chief executive officer of AOPO. “Working with our Education and Training Council, her expertise will help bring our professional education programs for membership to new heights, and in turn translate to more lives saved through organ, eye and tissue donation.”

Stadtler graduated from the University of Munich Nursing School with degrees in nursing, nurse anesthesiology and ICU medicine and holds an International Master for Donation of Organs, Tissues and Cells from the University of Barcelona. Prior to AOPO, she founded Methodica® LLC, which provided consulting and advisory services to organizations seeking to develop education, training and research opportunities in donation and transplantation.

About AOPO

The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is a non-profit, national organization representing all federally-designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs). The Association represents and serves OPOs through advocacy, support and the development of activities that will maximize the availability of organs and tissues for transplantation and enhance the quality, effectiveness and integrity of the donation process. Visit for more information.

Melissa Margulies
About OPOs

Organ procurement organizations (OPOs) are federally-designated non-profit organizations that are responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation cross the United States, bridging the gap between the generous donation of organs and tissue and the thousands in need of these life-saving gifts.