<b>HRSA Announces Opportunity to Increase Organ Donation</b>
HRSA Announces Opportunity to Increase Organ Donation

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has announced its Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Organ Donation grant opportunity. The overall goal of this grant program is to reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs from deceased donors by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase: 1) deceased organ donation registration among people over 50 years old; 2) family discussion and knowledge about donation among adolescents, and actual registration among adolescents, where possible; 3) consent of parents for donation of a deceased minor child’s organs; and 4) knowledge about the opportunities for and risks and benefits of living organ donation. HRSA anticipates making up to 11 grant awards of $250,000 to $450,000 per year for a three-year project period. Eligible applicants may include Federally-designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs), state and local governments, non-profit or public institutions of higher education, and other nonprofit organizations such as faith-based and community-based organizations. Applications are due December 15, 2015.