is an organ procurement organization (OPO); one of 57 federally-designated, non-profit agencies nationwide responsible for facilitating the organ, eye and tissue donation process of deceased individuals. OPOs like WRTC work collaboratively with their local hospital partners, medical professionals, donor families and community members to build the programs, systems and processes needed to make donation possible. As stewards of these lifesaving gifts, OPOs bridge the gap between the generous donors and the 100,000 people on the national transplant waiting list.
Healing our communities through organ and tissue donation.
To recover organs and tissues by preserving every donation option, excelling in recovery and placement, and providing care for donors and their families.
To care for donor families and those awaiting transplantation.
To build community through multicultural partnerships.
To demonstrate excellence in our areas of work.
To respect each other and the donation wished of the patients and their families.
To protect the precious resources entrusted to us.
To earn, sustain, preserve public and professional confidence in all we do.
National and Local Partnerships
Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) works with many organizations on the national, regional, and local levels. From local churches to national certification programs, WRTC strives to integrate our expertise into the organ donation community, while keeping our staff abreast of new developments, certifications, and best practices. Below are just a few of the major organizations WRTC partners with throughout the country.