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

Lori Brigham 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 Lori Brigham by presenting her with the Association’s 2015 President’s Award. Lori Brigham currently serves as the President & Chief Information Officer of Washington Regional Transplant Community in Washington, D.C., a position she has held since the organization’s inception nearly thirty years ago. The national award was presented by the 2014-2015 AOPO President, Kent Holloway of Lifeline of Ohio, and is meant to recognize an individual for their outstanding contributions to the association and its members by advancing its mission and vision through the fiscal year. In front of a crowd of nearly 900 attendees at the AOPO 32nd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Holloway announced that “this year’s meeting is rolling out as a success,” due to the commitment of Brigham as the meeting’s Planning Committee Chair. He went on to say that she “willingly gave her time and expertise.”

In addition to her role as President and CEO of the Washington, D.C., based organ procurement organization (OPO), Brigham has served as a member of the UNOS Board as Chair of the UNOS OPO Committee, and the Corporate Affairs Committee, and on numerous other UNOS, HRSA and AOPO committees, councils, task forces and special work groups. She continues to be active nationally in the donation and transplantation community of practice.

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)
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