Vienna, VA, August 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– On Wednesday June 10, 2015, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized Lloyd Jordan, CEO of Carolina Donor Services, by presenting him with the Association’s 2015 Achievement Award. This award is generously sponsored by CryoLife, Inc., and was presented at AOPO’s 32nd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The Achievement Award is bestowed upon an individual who demonstrates significant professional and/or personal contributions in support of the mission and vision of AOPO.
Mr. Jordan’s career in organ procurement began in North Carolina in 1986. Throughout his 30 years of leadership within the donation and transplantation community, he has played an active role in AOPO by serving on numerous committees and as President. His dedication to organ and tissue recovery on both a local and national level brought about significant improvements in the donation process which has impacted countless lives across the country.
Kent Holloway, AOPO President, announced during the award presentation that Mr. Jordan “has always been, and continues to be, a stellar example and representative of the organ procurement organization (OPO) community. He is a true resource to AOPO and the donation community. Mr. Jordan’s colleagues are inspired by his leadership and motivated by the level of commitment and professionalism he has modeled in his three-decade career.”
Carolina Donor Services is an OPO serving 7.2 million people in 77 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Virginia. Their service area includes over 100 hospitals and four transplant centers that perform heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and intestine transplants.
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 and enhance the quality, effectiveness and integrity of the donation process.
OPOs are federally-designated non-profit organizations that are responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation across the United States, bridging the gap between the generous donation of organs and tissues, and the thousands in need of these life-saving and life enhancing gifts. The federal government has designated 58 organizations in the U.S. to oversee the organ donation process. These organizations are the national stewards of the donation, and they work collaboratively with hospitals, medical professionals and their local community to build the programs, the systems and processes needed to make donation possible.
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)
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