The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation is the continuation of the oldest transplantation and donation professional organization in the United States. Founded in 1969 in Richmond, Virginia as SEROPP by Drs. David Hume and Bernard Amos, our organization became SEOPF, the South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation. SEOPF gave rise to UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing, and now has become the AFDT, the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation. This is to reflect a broader national reach of the organization and to confirm its continued commitment to scientific and educational activities relating to organ donation and transplantation which will benefit patients, living donors, donor families and the transplant community.
Current activities include the Living Organ Donor Network-providing registry followup and donation-related insurance for living kidney donors; Basic and Advanced Histocompatibility Courses; Histocompatibility Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program for labs; scientific and educational conferences and a billing service to facilitate transactions regarding organ donation and sharing.
Membership is open to transplantation and donation professionals of all levels and a center membership is available which can include all personnel in a transplant center.