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Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

The Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) was established to assist the HHS Secretary in providing advice and recommendations on proposed Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) policies and such other matters as the Secretary determines, including:

  • Enhancing organ donation
  • Ensuring that the system of organ transplantation is grounded in the best available medical science
  • Assuring the public that the system is as effective and equitable as possible
  • Increasing public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the transplantation system


General ACOT meeting information, including dates, registration instructions and summary notes.


The ACOT is composed of up to 11 members, including the Chair.


The ACOT was established under the authority of 42 U.S.C. Section 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 121.12 (2000).


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