be to encourage participation by all OPOs in the development of voluntary protocols and practices consistent with the principles in the 1997 IOM report.

A report of the proceedings and recommendations from the national workshop will be prepared and disseminated to project participants, federal and state agencies concerned with transplantation policy, OPOs, transplant coordinators, and relevant health care providers.

Sponsor(s): Department of Health and Human Services

Date of Statement: 01/07/99, editorial revisions

Date of Previous Statement: 07/14/98

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