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The Division of Transplantation (DoT) is within the Health Systems Bureau (HSB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DoT is the primary federal entity responsible for oversight of the nation’s organ and blood stem cell transplant systems. DoT also implements programs and initiatives that increase organ and blood stem cell donations in the United States.

See where the DoT is located within HSB.

Why Our Work Is Important

DoT is our nation’s unifying voice for organ, eye, and tissue donation. We encourage donor registration with outreach efforts like organdonor.gov. By creating a big donor pool, we can help more people find matches for lifesaving transplants.

DoT Programs

Organ Donation Public Awareness

Leverages a multi-faceted outreach strategy to educate the public and encourage more people to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Maintains the national transplant waiting list and distributes organs. Its policies are developed with input from the donation and transplantation communities and the general public. 

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Provides analytical support to help the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network evaluate transplant policies and system performance.

C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program

Facilitates blood stem cell transplants from donors not related to the recipients.

Legislation and Policy

Organ and tissue donation and transplantation are among the most regulated areas in health care. State and federal laws ensure a safe and fair system for donated organs (including bone marrow), and tissue allocation, distribution, and transplantation.

Learn more about legislation for Organ Transplantation

Learn more about legislation for Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Grant Programs and Research Reports

DoT sponsors grants and research projects to reduce the gap between the demand for organs and the supply of donated organs.

Learn more about DoT’s Grants and Research

Secretarial Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT)

The Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) advises the HHS Secretary on organ donation, procurement, allocation, and transplantation. ACOT provides advice on ways to maximize the number of deceased donor organs available for transplantation and to support the safety of living-organ donation.

Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT)

The Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation makes recommendations about the activities of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory. The council advises the HHS Secretary and HRSA Administrator.

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