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The contents of all material available on this Web site are copyrighted by ASTS unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of ASTS or as indicated below. Users may download pages or other content for their own personal use on a single computer, but no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of, and with express attribution to, ASTS, which you may apply for by emailing

Legal Disclaimer

The ASTS website is designed to provide users with educational activities, scientific and meeting information, current societal news, public policy information, and other needs for transplant professionals. This information is not the same as retaining experts in these fields for advice. Nothing contained in this website is to be considered as the rendering of legal, medical, professional, or other advice for specific cases, and users are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own physicians. The information contained on this site is intended for educational, background, and informational purposes only.

With respect to documents available on this website, neither ASTS nor its Council nor Members makes any warranty express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. This holds true for links to other websites on the ASTS site.

References on this website to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendations, or favoring by ASTS, its Council or Members. The views and opinions of independent authors regarding such products or processes do not reflect those of ASTS, its Council or Members and reference to the ASTS shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement.

At certain places on this site, live links to other websites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of ASTS. ASTS does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by ASTS.

Purchase Policies and Terms

Return/Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return the items to ASTS within 60 days of receipt of your shipment for a full product refund minus the cost of shipping and handling, provided the item(s) is returned in the condition as shipped. An exchange of products is also possible. Personalized items that arrived undamaged are excluded from this policy and are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Dues Refund Policy

ASTS member dues payments are final and non-refundable.

Foundation Contribution Policy

Contribution payments to the Foundation of the ASTS are final and non-refundable.

Meeting Cancellation/Refund Policy

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request with your registration confirmation must be received by the date specified in the registration materials. Cancellation requests by this date will receive a refund less a processing administrative fee as outlined for each event in the registration materials. Requests will be processed after the meeting. All requests after the specified date will be forfeited 100 percent of monies paid.

Delivery Policy

ASTS generally ships ordered items within five business days. All shipping is via USPS. Exceptions may be made for personalized or bulky items and will be noted in the item description. ASTS is not responsible for interruptions in service caused by shipping carriers or third-party manufacturers.

Transaction Security uses state-of-the art security to protect your credit card data. Credit card information is transmitted through a secure payment gateway to the credit card processor, and transactions are authorized in real time. Only the last 4 digits of your card number are stored in our system. ASTS complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.