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Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

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
  • Increasing public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the transplantation system


Next meeting:

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD  20852
Registration and Meeting Agenda:  TBD
Registration Due By:  TBD
Contact:  TBD


ACOT Meeting Notes Archive


Twenty-sixth Meeting: November 17, 2015
>Summary Meeting Notes (PDF - 576 KB)

Twenty-fifth Meeting: March 12-13, 2015
>Summary Meeting Notes (PDF - 576 KB)

>Agenda and Presentations

Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in these files. For assistance, contact the HRSA at

Twenty-fourth Meeting: January 27, 2015
>Summary Meeting Notes


Twenty-third Meeting: September 4, 2013
>Summary Meeting Notes

Twenty-second Meeting: March 7, 2013
>Summary Meeting Notes

Twenty-first Meeting: August 28, 2012
>Summary Meeting Notes

Twentieth Meeting: February 28, 2012
>Summary Meeting Notes

Nineteenth Meeting: August 23-24, 2011
>Summary Meeting Notes

Eighteenth Meeting: March 8, 2011
>Summary Meeting Notes

Seventeenth Meeting: August 19-20, 2010
>Summary Meeting Notes

Sixteenth Meeting: November 13-14, 2008
>Summary Meeting Notes
Fifteenth Meeting: May 5-6, 2008
>Summary Meeting Notes

Fourteenth Meeting: November 15-16, 2007
>Summary Meeting Notes
Thirteenth Meeting: May 15-16, 2007
>Summary Meeting Notes
Twelfth Meeting: January 26, 2007 — Conference Call
>Summary Meeting Notes

Eleventh Meeting: November 2–3, 2006, Washington, DC
>Summary Meeting Notes
Tenth Meeting: May 4-5, 2006, Washington, DC
>Summary Meeting Notes

Ninth Meeting: November 1, 2005 — Conference Call
>Summary Meeting Notes
Eighth Meeting: May 9–10, 2005, Washington, DC
>Summary Meeting Notes

Seventh Meeting: November 4–5, 2004, Washington, DC
>Summary Meeting Notes
Sixth Meeting: May 6–7, 2004, Washington, DC
>Summary Meeting Notes

Recommendations to the HHS Secretary
>Summary Consensus Recommendations 1 - 55
>ACOT Recommendation 55

Full Consensus Recommendations
>Recommendations 1-18 (November 2002)

> Recommendations 19-28 (May 2003)

> Recommendations 29–35 (November 2003)

> Recommendations 36–41 (November 2004)

> Recommendation 42 (May 2005)

> Recommendations 43–45 (November 2006)

> Recommendation 46 (May 2007)

> Recommendations 47–49 (November 2007)

> Recommendation 50 (May 2008)

> Recommendation 51 (August 2010)

> Recommendation 52 (March 2011)

> Recommendations 53 & 54 (August 2011)

> Recommendation 55 (August 2012)

> Recommendation 56-57 (September 2013)


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

From time to time, as ACOT vacancies occur, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers nominations of qualified individuals to serve as voting members on ACOT.  These “Request(s) for Nominations for Voting Members” are published in the Federal Register.

A recent such request published in the Federal Register can be found at:

>  Request for Nominations for Voting Members

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).

Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) Charter

>  ACOT Charter

Press Releases

> HHS Secretary Adds New Members to Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (8-17-2001)

> HHS Announces Creation of Organ Transplantation Advisory Committee (9-27-2000)


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