Committee members heard presentations and asked questions to explore the particular issues and unique perspectives that each organization represented. In particular, the committee was interested in hearing of the potential impact of the Final Rule on these respective parties. The organizations and individuals that addressed the committee are listed in Box A-2.

BOX A-1 Expert Liaisons

Patients and Donor Families

Vicki Crosier, National Kidney Foundation Donor Family Council Charlie Fiske, National Transplant Action Committee Pushkal Gang, Johns Hopkins University Robert J. Kelly, Recipient Family Member George Walton, Donor Family Member Bruce Weir, Transplant Recipient International Organization


Ronald W. Busuttil, University of California at Los Angeles Clive Callender, Howard University Hospital Anthony D'Alessandro, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Arnold Diethelm, University of Alabama, Birmingham Ronald M. Ferguson, Ohio State University John Fung, University of Pittsburgh William E. Harmon, Children's Hospital, Boston John F. Neylan, Emory University


Carol Beasley, Partnership for Organ Donation James Childress, University of Virginia Rudolph C. Morgan, Organ and Tissue Acquisition Center, San Diego, Calif. Howard Nathan, Gift of Life Transplant Program Robert M. Sade, Medical University of South Carolina Rodney Taylor, National Minority Organ Tissue and Transplant Education Program Charles Thomas, Samaritan Transplant Services, Phoenix, Ariz. Kathy Witmer, University of Washington

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