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The success of the U.S. organ transplantation system requires the cooperation of many individuals along with highly sophisticated technology. Most of all, the success of the system depends on the selfless generosity of the organ donors and families who choose to enhance the lives of others through organ donation.

Currently, every transplant hospital program, organ procurement organization and transplant histocompatibility laboratory in the U.S. is an OPTN member. Membership means that their institution meets OPTN requirements and that they play an active role in forming the policies that govern the donation and transplant community.

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