Introductory Courses


 Introductory Course for Procurement Professionals

Introductory Course for Transplant  Professionals

All new!  On-demand training

Our traditional Introductory Courses for Procurement and Transplant Professionals are now being delivered in an on-demand format.  Available at any time, as needed!

Content is presented by more than 25 expert faculty from across many disciplines in the field of procurement and transplant.  All course materials have been updated to reflect the most recent updates to policy and reflect best practices being implemented by OPO’s and transplant centers across the United States.


NATCO offers Partner training for organizations

Become a NATCO partner and offer training as new-hires come on board.  Select your partnership tier to enjoy discounted pricing on course enrollments:

Tier I:  Commit to 5-9 attendees in the upcoming year and receive a 10% discount off regular enrollment fees.

Tier II: Commit to 10+ attendees in the upcoming year and receive a 20% discount off regular enrollment fees.

Partnership commitments are paid in advance.  Enroll your team members as you hire throughout the year.  Enrollees must complete the program within 6 months of their enrollment date.  NATCO will monitor progress through the program for all individuals.  For more information, please contact

  • Procurement Course:
    • Introduction to UNet
    • Regulatory Overview
    • Referrals, Approach and Authorization
    • Brain Death Assessment and Pronouncement
    • Donation after Cardiac Death:  The Original Pathway
    • Physical Assessment of the Donor
    • Organ Recovery:  Preparation and Preservation
    • Organ Recovery: Anatomy and Surgical Recovery of the Abdominal Organs
    • Infectious Diseases in the Donor
    • HLA for Procurement Coordinators
    • Adult Donor Management and Pharmacology
    • Adult Donor Pulmonary Management
    • The Evolution of Medical Research
    • Vascular Composite Allograft/Allotransplantation (VCA)
    • Tissue and Eye Donation
    • Pediatric Donor Management
  • Transplant Course
    • Introduction to UNet
    • Regulatory Overview
    • Evaluation
    • Waitlist Management
    • HLA and Histocompatibility
    • Pre-transplant Infectious Diseases
    • Post-transplant Infectious Diseases
    • Living Donation
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Pancreas Transplant
    • Pharmacology
    • Pediatric Transplant
    • Heart Transplant
    • Liver and Intestine Transplant
    • Lung Transplant
    • Psychosocial Issues in Transplantation
    • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement

The Introductory Courses for Procurement and Transplant Professionals have been a trusted source of education and training for the community since 1982.



Target Audience
The Introductory Course is designed to provide basic information to procurement or transplant professionals. Due to the intense nature of the course, faculty members suggest that participants have a least one month of on-the-job experience in transplantation or donation before attending the course.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will be able to apply the knowledge received from this course in order to perform the role of the transplant coordinator or the procurement coordinator. Attendees will be able to verbalize the role and responsibilities of these specialty positions.

Criteria for successful completion includes attending each session within a track and turning in an evaluation form.

This program has been approved by the American Board for Transplant Certification for 21.75 (Category 1) CEPTC.



Registration information:

Members:  $995

Non-members: $1195


Group Discounts available.  Please contact


Introductory Course for TRANSPLANT Professionals          Register Here


Introductory Course for PROCUREMENT Professionals      Register Here





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