The SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the status of solid organ transplantation in
the United States. It is administered by the Chronic Disease Research Group of
the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.
Our responsibilities include designing and carrying out rigorous scientific analyses of
data and disseminating information to the transplant community, including
transplant programs, organ procurement organizations, policy makers, transplant
professionals, transplant recipients, organ donors and donor families, and the
general public. In addition, the SRTR helps facilitate research in the area of
solid organ transplantation by providing access to data for qualified
researchers interested in studying various aspects of solid organ
The U.S. organ transplantation system employs evidence-based allocation policy
development through collaborative efforts between the transplant community, the
SRTR, and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). While
policy-making is the OPTN's responsibility, the SRTR plays a critical role in
policy development through ongoing data analyses designed to provide policy
makers with the information necessary to make informed decisions.
The entire system benefits from transparency, consensus, and cooperation among all
interested parties including the public, the SRTR, the OPTN, the Health
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Advisory Committee on
Organ Transplantation (ACOT).