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TRIO Opinion Papers

TRIO encourages open dialogue on current issues related to organ donation and transplantation. TRIO Members are welcome to submit, read and respond to Opinion Papers following the guidelines below.

Criteria for submission:

Papers will be accepted only from current members of TRIO. Membership will be verified through TRIO’s database, as either a currently paid Member-at-Large or a paid Chapter member.
These writings should be professionally presented and may address any transplant-related subject of interest to the general public.
The articles should be professional in nature, presenting an opinion on a transplant-related issue.
If the article is ‘personal’ in nature but presents an opinion in a professional manner, it may be accepted; alternatively, the writer may be referred to a different posting opportunity.
While this is not a peer-reviewed posting, the subject matter and acceptability of individual papers will be reviewed and approved by a member of the Communications Committee, TRIO National’s Managing Services Director and the TRIO webmaster.
The writings must be original. Reprints will not be posted. These papers will be posted as “.pdf” files and can be downloaded from Please do not include more than one photo or graphic with your opinion paper. Use of extensive graphics, which consume a large amount of space, may preclude the article from being accepted.
Articles will not be edited nor re-formatted prior to posting. Submissions should be formatted by the author for readability. Submissions are limited to 2,600 words, including space consumed by graphics and photo. This equates to approximately four pages of material, in total. No additional space will be allowed for author’s biographical material; that must be included in the specified, acceptable length. It is suggested that submissions be prepared in MS Word or similar or, preferably, submitted as .pdfs.
Only electronic submissions will be considered for posting.
Opinion Papers will be listed alphabetically, by author’s last name, followed by a Title (maximum title length in author’s listing is 20 words). The author is encouraged to provide the ‘author’s listing’ title. This listing will appear on a ‘cover page’ entitled “Posted Papers.”
All published papers must identify the author by name.
The length of time a paper remains posted on is at the discretion of the Web Subcommittee.
By submitting a paper for consideration, the author agrees to all stipulations of the above “Criteria for Submission.”


Any paper published on is accepted as the personal opinion of the author and does not represent the opinion of Transplant Recipients International Organization, Inc. (TRIO), its officers, directors or members.
By submitting a paper for review, the author stipulates that the paper is original and not reprinted from any other publication, whether in hard copy or via the internet.
All contents of the Opinion Papers presented in this section of trioweb, including text, graphics, images, information obtained from other sources and contributors and any other material, are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Neither nor TRIO recommends or endorses any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information appearing in an Opinion Paper shared on
Neither TRIO, Inc. (TRIO) nor have any rights to provide permission for reprint, nor hold any interest in copyright of the published Opinion Papers.
By submitting an Opinion Paper, the author agrees to the above Disclaimer.