ACOT shall consist of up to 11 members, who are Special Government Employees (SGEs) appointed by the Secretary for a term of up to 3 years. Members shall be selected by the Secretary from individuals involved in organ procurement, organ transplantation (including, but not limited to, transplant candidates, recipients, living organ donors, and families of deceased organ donors), bioethics, and other medical specialties involved in the identification and referral of donors and in transplantation. Concurrent service on ACOT and the OPTN Board of Directors is not permitted. To the extent practicable, committee SGEs should represent the diversity (e.g., racial, minority, ethnic, gender, geographic) of those served by the OPTN.

From time to time, as ACOT vacancies occur, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers nominations of qualified individuals to serve as voting members on ACOT. These “Request(s) for Nominations for Voting Members” are published in the Federal Register.

A recent such request published in the Federal Register can be found at:

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