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Volunteer Locally

You can volunteer and make others aware about how to sign up as a donor.

There are 57 organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. Each one serves its own area.

What does an OPO do?

  • Helps increase the number of registered donors. 
    OPOs want people in their community to sign up as donors. They may:
    • sponsor advertising campaigns;
    • organize programs in schools, worksites, and places of faith; or
    • share print and electronic materials.
       
  • Helps with the donation process. 
    People who work at an OPO help evaluate people who sign up as donors. They:
    • check the person’s state donor registry;
    • discuss donation with family members;
    • contact the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).  The system that matches donors to receiving patients;
    • get a match list for that donor; and
    • arrange for transplant teams to remove and move donated organs.

An OPO can also provide emotional support for donor families.

Who works at an OPO?

People with health care training work in OPOs. Staff also includes those who help inform and educate.

Who approves OPOs?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approves OPOs. OPOs must follow laws. All OPOs are members of the OPTN and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) 

Find the OPO in your state

Alabama

Legacy of Hope 

Alaska

LifeCenter Northwest 

Arizona

Donor Network of Arizona 

Arkansas

Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency 

Mid-America Transplant  (Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Lawrence Counties)

Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc. (Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, St. Francis Counties)

Southwest Transplant Alliance (Miller County)

California

Donor Network West (Northern California)

Sierra Donor Network (North Central California)

Lifesharing (Imperial, San Diego)

OneLegacy (Southern California)

Colorado

Donor Alliance, Inc. 

Connecticut

New England Organ Bank  

Delaware

Gift of Life Donor Program 

District of Columbia

Washington Regional Transplant Community 

Florida

LifeLink of Florida (West)

LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services (Northern Florida)

OurLegacy (Eastern Florida)

LifeAlliance Organ Recovery Agency (Southern Florida)

Georgia

LifeLink of Georgia 

Tennessee Donor Services (Catoosa, Dade, Walker Counties)

Hawaii

Legacy of Life Hawai’i  

Idaho

DonorConnect (Southern Idaho)

LifeCenter Northwest (Northern Idaho)

Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank (West Central Idaho)

Illinois

Mid-America Transplant (Southern Illinois)

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network (Northern and Central Illinois)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic (Winnebago County)

Indiana

Indiana Donor Network 

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott Counties)

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network (Dearborn, Ohio Counties)

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network (Lake, Porter Counties)

Iowa

Iowa Donor Network

Live On Nebraska (Pottawattamie County)

Kansas

Midwest Transplant Network 

Mid-America Transplant  (St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka)

Kentucky

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates 

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network (Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton Counties)

Tennessee Donor Services (Christian County)

Louisiana

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency 

Maine

New England Organ Bank 

Maryland

The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland 

Washington Regional Transplant Community (Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's Counties)

Massachusetts

New England Organ Bank (NEOB)  

Center for Donation and Transplant (Berkshire County)

Michigan

Gift of Life Michigan 

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic (Northwestern Michigan)

Minnesota

LifeSource, Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization, Inc.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic (Houston County)

Mississippi

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency 

Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc. (Northern Mississippi)

Missouri

Mid-America Transplant  (Eastern Missouri)

Midwest Transplant Network (Western Missouri)

Montana

LifeCenter Northwest 

Nebraska

Live On Nebraska 

Iowa Donor Network (Dakota County)

Nevada

Nevada Donor Network, Inc. 

DonorConnect (Elko County)

Donor Network West (Northern Nevada)

New Hampshire

New England Organ Bank 

New Jersey

New Jersey Sharing Network (Northern and Central New Jersey)

Gift of Life Donor Program (Southern New Jersey)

New Mexico

New Mexico Donor Services 

New York

Center for Donation and Transplant (Eastern New York)

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (Chemung County)

LiveOnNY (Southeastern New York)

ConnectLife (Western New York)

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (Central New York)

North Carolina

Carolina Donor Services (Eastern and Central North Carolina)

LifeShare Carolinas (Southwestern and Western North Carolina)

LifeNet Health (Currituck County)

North Dakota

LifeSource Upper Midwest OPO, Inc.

Ohio

LifeBanc (Northeastern Ohio)

Life Connection of Ohio (Northwestern and West Central Ohio)

Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Agency (Central and Southeastern Ohio)

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network (Southwestern Ohio)

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (Lawrence County)

Oklahoma

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma 

Oregon

Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank 

Pennsylvania

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (Western Pennsylvania)

Gift of Life Donor Program (Eastern Pennsylvania)

LiveOnNY  (Pike County)

Puerto Rico

LifeLink of Puerto Rico 

Rhode Island

New England Organ Bank 

South Carolina

Sharing Hope SC 

LifeLink of Georgia (Aiken, Edgefield Counties)

LifeShare Carolinas (York County)

South Dakota

LifeSource, Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization, Inc. 

Tennessee

Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc. (Western Tennessee)

Tennessee Donor Services (Central and Eastern Tennessee)

Texas

LifeGift Organ Donation Center (Northern and Southeastern Texas)

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (Southern Texas)

Southwest Transplant Alliance (Northeastern, Southeastern, and West Texas)

Utah

DonorConnect 

Vermont

Center for Donation and Transplant (Addison, Bennington, Crittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Rutland Counties)

New England Organ Bank 

Virgin Islands

LifeLink of Puerto Rico 

Virginia

LifeNet Health 

Washington Regional Transplant Community (Metropolitan D.C. and Northern Virginia)

Carolina Donor Services (Pittsylvania, Danville City Counties)

Tennessee Donor Services (Bristol City, Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Norton City, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise Counties)

Washington

LifeCenter Northwest 

Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Walla Walla Counties)

West Virginia

Center for Organ Recovery & Education 

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (Cabell, Wayne Counties)

Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Agency (Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Wood Counties)

LifeNet Health (Berkeley, Morgan, Jefferson Counties)

Wisconsin

Versiti Organ & Tissue Donation (Southeastern Wisconsin)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic 

LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization, Inc. (Douglas, Pierce, St. Croix Counties)

Wyoming

DonorConnect (Lincoln, Sweetwater, Uinta Counties)

Donor Alliance, Inc. 

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