Senior Procurement Coordinator, Center for Donation and Transplant-Albany Medical Center(Albany, NY)

"I became certified as a CPTC to show my commitment to the field of organ procurement and transplant—not only to patients, but also to the families and colleagues I serve on a daily basis"

Katherine Johnson, CCTN

Director, Heart & Lung Transplant Program, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston, TX)

"Transplantation encompasses all facets of nursing—from the clinical and physiological challenges of patient care to coaching and mentoring patients and families, and even interacting with the community as I promote transplantation. It ties into the entire scope of the nursing practiceat the highest level of clinical knowledge, so it's a wonderful challenge all around."

Linda Ohler, RN, MSN, FAAN, CCTC, FAST

Associate Director of Quality Regulatory and Education, NYU Langone Transplant Institute (New York, NY)

"The best part of my job is seeing patients’ lives change from beingverysickand often near deathtoa much healthier state with an improved quality of life.I use everythingI learned in college and more!Transplantation is a growing profession—Ifeel like I'm on the cutting edge, and giving my very best is important to me."

Nancy Long, RN, BA, CCTC

Director of CVOR and Transplant Administrator, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

"The most meaningful aspect of my career is seeing transplant recipients return to a good quality of life and experience more of life’s memorable moments with their families."

Phil Hanson, CTP, CPTC

Organ Recovery Coordinator, Donor Network of Arizona (OPO)

"Helping individuals andtheir families make their last wishes come to fruition is very meaningful to me. Specialized certification from ABTC is important for ensuring my colleagues and I bring standardized knowledge and expertise to the field of organ donation and transplantation."