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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

The Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) was established to assist the HHS Secretary in:

  • Enhancing organ donation,
  • Ensuring that the system of organ transplantation is grounded in the best available medical science,
  • Assuring the public that the system is as effective and equitable as possible, and thereby
  • Increasing public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the transplantation system.


Next Meeting: November 13-14, 2008

Fifteenth Meeting: May 5-6, 2008
Summary Meeting Notes

ACOT Meeting Notes Archive

Recommendations to the HHS Secretary

Summary Consensus Recommendations 1 - 50

Full Consensus Recommendations


ACOT has up to 25 members including the chair. Members are non-governmental individuals with diverse backgrounds in fields such as organ donation, health care public policy, transplantation medicine and surgery, critical care medicine and other medical specialties involved in the identification and referral of donors, non-physician transplant professions, nursing, epidemiology, immunology, law and bioethics, behavioral sciences, economics and statistics, as well as representatives of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, organ donors, and family members. Membership roster

Legislative Authority

ACOT was established under the authority of 42 U.S.C. Section 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 121.12 (2000).


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