Vienna, VA, June 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On Thursday June 19th, 2014, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)
recognized Jeffrey Orlowski by presenting him with the Association’s 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award. This award is generously sponsored by the Nathan Sallop Insurance Agency. This national award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership through outstanding achievements in the organ procurement field.
In front of a crowd of more than 800 meeting attendees in Baltimore, Mr. Eidbo announced that “with nearly three decades of experience in the field, Mr. Orlowski exudes the passion for our shared vision of ending deaths on the wait list, and works tirelessly towards that end at his OPO, as well as on various AOPO, UNOS, and other national committees.”
Mr. Orlowski has held multiple roles within organ procurement organizations, has served on both committees and the board of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and continues to be active within many organ procurement and transplantation organizations including AOPO, NATCO, the Organization for Transplant Professionals, and Donate Life America. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of LifeShare Transplant Donor Services
of Oklahoma. Mr. Orlowski was the 2010-2011 President of AOPO, and the 2011-2012 Immediate Past-President.
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.