HRSA's Division of Transplantation (DoT) sponsors four grant programs. While the focus of each program is different, all share the ultimate goal of increasing the number of organs for transplant.
The four programs focus on issues such as: identifying and replicating successful strategies for increasing the number of registered donors; educating the public about living donation and its risks and benefits; and improving clinical methods for taking care of deceased donors while awaiting organ recovery. The fourth program supports a center to provide travel and related expenses for living donors who otherwise could not afford to travel to recipients' transplant programs. Not all programs are offered each year.
These reports are available to provide assistance to individuals aspiring to implement promising public outreach campaigns or implement, evaluate, and conduct rigorous research studies on public outreach campaigns to promote organ and tissue donation.
These e-bulletins share results of organ donation and transplantation projects funded by DoT. Each bulletin focuses on two or three projects with similar topics or audiences, and describes strategies that were most effective for increasing donor registrations.