WRTC Sets Organ Donor Record in 2021 Despite the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC), the non-profit organ procurement organization in the metro D.C. area, recovered lifesaving organs from 154 deceased donor heroes in 2021, breaking an organizational record of 151 organ donors set in 2005. WRTC is humbled to also recognize an additional 28 ‘donors in spirit,’ people whoRead More …

National MOTTEP Recognizes WRTC with First Ever Tony Sagayadoro Award

National MOTTEP Recognizes WRTC with First Ever Tony Sagayadoro Award

Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC), the non-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) in the metro D.C. area was honored to receive the first ever Tony Sagayadoro Award from the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP). The award was presented to Lori Brigham, WRTC President and Chief Executive Officer fromRead More …

Data Shows Organ Procurement Organizations are Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

Amidst debate over federal changes to the organ donation and transplantation industry, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced that the United States is on track to exceed 40,000 organ transplants by the year-end. This represents an 11% increase in the number of organ transplants from deceased donors fromRead More …