DENVER, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sue Dunn, RN, B.S.N, M.B.A., has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors. She is president and chief executive officer of Donor Alliance, the federally designated nonprofit that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming.
"For more than three decades I have dedicated myself to the lifesaving work of organ donation," said Ms. Dunn. "My passion for this privileged job has never wavered, and I am invigorated by what lies ahead. In this new role, I will vigorously and enthusiastically drive forward the mission of advancing organ availability and transplantation."
Dunn will serve a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017; she will then become the board's president in July 2018. As vice president/president-elect, she will also serve as vice chair of the OPTN/UNOS Executive Committee and UNOS' Corporate Affairs Committee.
Dunn currently chairs the OPTN/UNOS Policy Oversight Committee. A past member of the OPTN/UNOS board, she also has served on OPTN/UNOS committees including Membership and Professional Standards, Pediatric Transplantation and Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation. She is on the board of directors of AlloSource and served for 10 years on the board of HRSA's Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance, previously serving as president of both organizations. She is past president of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), where she chaired its Legislative/Regulatory and Standards and Accreditation committees and currently is an AOPO accreditation site surveyor. She has been on the board of directors of NATCO–The Organization for Transplant Professionals and the Donor Awareness Council and also served on the organ donor task force of the National Kidney Foundation.
Dunn earned a master of business administration degree from Regis University in Denver and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
About Donor Alliance
Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for Colorado and most of Wyoming, Donor Alliance serves more than 5.8 million residents and more than 100 hospitals.
Donor Alliance adheres to the highest medical, regulatory and ethical standards, and meets every performance standard. By respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals, educating residents on the life-saving benefits of donation and inspiring them to sign up on the state's donor registry, Donor Alliance is able to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Colorado and Wyoming boast some of the highest rates of donor registration in the country, which directly translates to more lives saved and healed through organ and tissue transplantation. Donor Alliance is one of 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States. For more information visit DonorAlliance.org or the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.
About UNOS and the OPTN:
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) by contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. The OPTN brings together medical professionals, transplant recipients and donor families to develop national organ transplantation policy.
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SOURCE Donor Alliance