The Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium (OSOTC), a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in July 1984 when the Governor of Ohio, Richard F. Celeste, signed the Cooperative Agreement with the three founding member institutions: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF), The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSU)/Columbus Children’s Hospital now Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), and University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHC). Two other members, the University Hospital of Cincinnati (UCH)/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) (1985) and Medical College of Ohio now University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) (1986), subsequently joined the Consortium. In 2001 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) became an independent member and in 2005 Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) also became an independent member. In 2008, UTMC discontinued their membership, making up the current complement of the six members.
The primary purpose of the Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium is to ensure equitable access to quality medical care for those most likely to benefit from extra-renal transplantation, regardless of ability to pay.