IIAM Professionals

To save lives through donation for transplant; to impact millions of lives through donation for medical research… this is our purpose. Together, with our OPO partners, we help donors and their families give the ultimate gift.

IIAM Rises to the Challenge

Nearly 100 donated gifts were honored through medical research in July 2020. Despite the challenge of 43% of researchers on hold and only 49% of flights available due to COVID-19, we make it happen!

The Vessels that Streamline Progress

The process of providing organs and tissue for research begins with IIAM and our network of all 58 organ procurement organizations (OPOs), our invaluable stewards. IIAM staff work around the clock with OPOs, the frontline for organs and tissues for transplant, and facilitate the recovery of non-transplantable organs for research. These OPOs link us to the donors who we, in turn, link to viable medical research. By promoting research donation through educational in-services and conducting semiannual Research Recovery Workshops, we help OPOs develop more efficient recovery practices and coordination processes to meet the specifications of our research partners. Through this collaboration, we maximize the donor gift while making invaluable contributions to medical science. READ more testimonials below.

NEW: IIAM established a quarterly Research Managers Workgroup to enable Best Practices for Research Placements

IIAM established a Research Managers Workgroup designed to create Best Practices with research partnerships. This debuted on August 11 & 18 with great engagement by the attendees, and has now become a quarterly event hosted by IIAM. Together, we hope to improve the process of research placement and, ultimately, make the greatest effort to honor a donor gift.  The next set of Workgroup meetings are scheduled for Nov. 13 and 19 from 3-4:30pm ET.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact IIAM’s Regional Director, Mike Vara for more information.

IIAM Now Offers eReferrals

We are excited to introduce our eReferrals!  As one of many service enhancements IIAM is making, the eReferral is available to you effective immediately.  This technology will eliminate the need for calls to initiate organ allocation for medical research through IIAM.

Upon confirmation of your eReferral, a donor medical record will immediately be built in our system.  Through our new electronic screening and criteria ‘match runs’, our placement coordinator will commence allocation of organs and contact you with outcomes, achieving a “Referral to Response” in a more accelerated manner.

You can enjoy our tutorial and training PowerPoint that will walk you through the process.  Please contact IIAM’s Administrator on Call at 800-486-IIAM (4426).

Recovery Partner Testimonials

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