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Mission and Bylaws

Vision Statement

Saving and improving lives with transplantation.

Mission Statement

To advance the art and science of transplant surgery through leadership, advocacy, education, and training.

ASTS Core Values

To advance the art and science of transplantation through leadership, advocacy, education, and training, ASTS operates by these core values:

Integrity – We hold ourselves to a standard of professionalism that includes an awareness of our own imperfections as we seek fairness, justice, and inclusivity.  Our behavior is guided by the awareness that we must continuously earn the public trust that makes transplantation possible. 

Excellence – We commit to setting and achieving ambitious goals as we serve our members, our patients, and society at large.

Forward Focus – We look toward the horizon and support those who are crafting innovative solutions to the problems our members and their patients face.

Respect – We treat our patients, our colleagues, and our collaborators with respect, engaging in constructive debate and supporting each other in our work to save and improve lives.

Diversity – We cultivate the diversity of personal characteristics and individual qualities both in transplantation and among our members. Diversity is integral to the moral code by which we connect lives.

Compassion – We strive to emulate the generosity and courage of the donors and their families who make transplantation possible and to offer hope to our patients.