Vienna, VA, August 20, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized Scott A. Brubaker, the Senior Vice President, Policy at the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), by presenting him with the Association’s 2015 Executive Director’s Award. This award is provided to individuals outside of the OPO community, who have greatly influenced and impacted the work and missions of OPOs, and is given special recognition by the AOPO Executive Director, Elling Eidbo. The award was presented to Brubaker at AOPO’s 32nd Annual Meeting.
In front of a crowd of nearly 900 meeting attendees in Phoenix, Eidbo announced that Brubaker "…was the glue and the engineer who kept the [Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview] project together, moving forward on the track for the many years that it has been under development…this is, and was – a mission possible!" Elling went on to describe Brubaker as detail oriented, extremely knowledgeable, and a respected man who has passionately worked in the field of donation for nearly 30 years.
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.