About the ODRC


organ donation

The Organ Donation Research Consortium (ODRC) was created in 2010 to improve the management of organ donation through investigator-initiated research, and provide a national forum for continuing education about research methods. The innagural organizational meeting of the ODRC was an open-invitation conference attached to the AOPO Annual Meeting in Baltimore in June of 2010.


We aim to co-operatively develop protocols that benefit from the diverse expertise and advice of the ODRC membership. In so doing, we aim to merge scientific rigor with clinical relevance to organ donor research, initially within the constraints of rapid completion potential, easy multi-OPO feasibility and affordable with limited resources.

The focus of the ODRC is the development and execution of protocols which are investigator-initiated and officially affiliated with the ODRC.


Mission of the Organ Donation Research Consortium

To advance organ donation through scientific research in order to improve outcomes for donors, their families, recipients, and society as a whole

Vision for the Organ Donation Research Consortium

  • To foster investigator-initiated collaborative multidisciplinary clinical research
  • To promote a culture of scientific inquiry in the area of organ donation
  • To advance organ donation research methodology
  • To mentor scientific investigators in this area
  • To achieve external funding resources to support the mission

Core Values of the Organ Donation Research Consortium

  • Scientific creativity, integrity & clinical relevance
  • Collegial, collaborative & respectful relationships
  • Responsibility, accountability, transparency, and respect to ourselves, our community, our donors and their families

Recent Posts

ODRC Seeking New Research Project Proposals:

The ODRC will meet in Arizona June 7-8 and is seeking new project proposals for presentation and discussion at this meeting. Presenting a project to the ODRC provides the researcher an opportunity to get feedback from fellow researchers in the field of organ donation and also to recruit OPOs and transplant centers to participate in their project, thereby broadening the scope of their project and increasing the power of their research. If you are interested in having a project presented at the June meeting, please see the “Research Project Application” under the “Get Involved” tab or click here. Research Project Applications are to be sent to the ODRC President Jeff Orlowski and are due February 15, 2015.