Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Bill Leinweber, President and CEO of the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI), to serve a five-year term as a member of the state’s Organ and Tissue Donation Advisory Committee. The Committee is responsible for the review of progress in the area of organ and tissue donation; recommending education and awareness training programs and priorities in the expenditures from the state’s Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund and advising the Secretary of Health on matters relating to administration of the fund.
“I am grateful to Governor Wolf for this appointment and the opportunity to contribute the important work of the Organ and Tissue Donation Advisory Committee,” said Leinweber. NDRI is recognized nationally for leadership, including contributing to the advancement of biomedical research through the procurement and distribution of organs and tissues to support research across the full spectrum of disease and disability.
Membership of the Organ and Tissue Donation Advisory Committee includes leadership representing the state departments of Health, Education, Transportation; leadership of Pennsylvania’s two organ procurement organizations; leadership representing eye banks, community health centers acute care hospitals; and also includes representatives of organ, tissue and eye recipients, families of recipients, donors and donor families.
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