Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)

Susan Mau Larson of Minnesota Receives Award from Association of Organ Procurement Organizations

Vienna, VA, August 20, 2015 --( On Wednesday June 10th, 2015, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized Susan Mau Larson of LifeSource by presenting her with the Association’s 2015 Reg Green Award. This award is given annually to an Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) public relations or communications professional within the organ and tissue community for ongoing and dedicated services to the profession, someone who heretofore has gone unrecognized for those contributions. The award was presented to Mau Larson at AOPO’s 32nd Annual Meeting by John Green, Director of Community Relations, Gift of Life Donor Program.

In front of a crowd of nearly 900 meeting attendees in Phoenix, Green announced that Mau Larson “has been influential not only in her own OPO, but nationally in a diverse scope of work that includes media relations, public education, volunteer relations, family services, grant management and legislative affairs.” Green went on to describe Mau Larson as an innovator and inspiration; bringing intelligence, humor and humility to all the work that she does.

Ms. Mau Larson currently serves as Director of Public Affairs at LifeSource, an OPO serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

About AOPO

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.

About OPOs

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.
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)
Melissa Margulies
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