Society for Transplant Social Work Membership

The Society for Transplant Social Workers is a professional organization dedicated to clinical expertise through:

  • Building and advancing professional standards
  • Education and research on psychosocial issues
  • Access to clinical tools, resources and information
  • Collaboration and peer support

Our members encompass all areas of solid organ transplant, including living donor social workers and advocates. Mechanical circulatory support and vascular composite allograft social workers are also integral members of our group.

Membership Fees & Benefits

General Membership - $100
  • 1 year

Student Membership - $30

  • 1 year
  • Available to individuals in a Social Work graduate program.  Proof of student status required to be submitted in membership application.
Membership includes the following benefits:
  • A subscription to STSW newsletter
  • Discount on registration fee for STSW annual conference
  • Conference scholarships opportunity
  • Other educational and training opportunities
  • Professional credentials in:
    • Certified Clinical Transplant Social Worker (CCTSW)
    • Certified Clinical Social Worker – Mechanical Circulatory Support (CCSW-MCS)
    • Dual Credential - Certified Clinical Transplant Social Worker and Certified Clinical Social Worker - Mechanical Circulatory Support (CCTSW-MCS)
  • Mentorship program
  • Research grants
  • Access to member-only website for organ-specific bulletin board forum.
  • Various assessment tools and resources

Membership Requirements

There are two requirements to join STSW:


  • Baccalaureate degree in social work, or
  • Graduate degree in social work, or
  • Currently enrolled in social worker graduate program


  • Currently employed or interning in a transplant or health care setting
  • If you are working in an OPO or other health care setting, please be aware that all STSW membership benefits are geared towards professional needs in the solid organ transplant programs.

STSW is an international organization and welcomes transplant social workers from all over the world that meet the membership requirements.

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