What is an OPO?
Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) are not-for-profit organizations responsible for recovering organs from deceased donors for transplantation. In the United States, there are 57 OPOs, each mandated by federal law to perform this life-saving mission in their assigned donation service area.
Although living kidney donation is the quickest way to reduce the number of people on the waitlist, NKDO encourages everyone to join their local OPO and register as an organ donor. NKDO has partnered with the OPOs listed below. Please visit their websites for more information.
LiveOnNY is a nonprofit organization committed to helping New York live on through organ and tissue donation and to caring for the families touched by donation. We serve as the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the greater New York City area. Every day, we work to further our mission
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Lifebanc began 35 years ago as one of the original seven independent organ procurement organizations in the United States. Since then, we’ve been serving Northeast Ohio as a nonprofit organ and tissue recovery organization to more than 80 hospitals and two transplant centers.
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The mission of Indiana Donor Network is saving and enhancing the quality of life through organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation.
Indiana Donor Network is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the organization contracted by the U.S. federal government to operate the nation’s organ donation system. UNOS also maintains the national database of people waiting for organ transplants.
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Gift of Hope coordinates the organ and tissue donation process and provides education about organ and tissue donation to the public and healthcare professionals in Illinois and northwest Indiana. Since 1986, their efforts have saved the lives of more than 23,000 organ transplant recipients and improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of tissue transplant recipients.
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Dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation, NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for the nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents waiting for a life-saving transplant, and is also part of the national recovery system, providing hope for the over 100,000 people on the national waiting list.
Serving the diverse communities throughout New Jersey, we honor the legacy of those who so generously gave the gift of life and provide compassionate support to the families of our donor heroes.
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DonorConnect, headquartered in the Salt Lake City area, is dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues for Utah, southeastern Idaho, western Wyoming, and Elko, Nevada. Our service area wncompasses more than 3.9 million residents, 90+ hospitals, and three transplant centers – Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, and University of Utah Hospital, as well as the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Visit DonorConnect Network Directly
Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) fultills the lifesaving and life-healing mission of organ, eye, and tissue donation as Arizona's federally-designated organ procurement organization. Our work is made possible by the generosity of Arizona donors and their families. As a tissue-recovering agency and eye bank, DNA collaborates with health care and community partners to facilitate the gift of life. We challenge ourselves and others every day to realize Arizona's potential to save and improve lives. DNA is a vital link for transplantation and encourages Arizonans to sign up to be donors at DonateLifeAZ.org.Visit Donor Network of Arizona Directly
Sierra Donor Services (SDS) serves nearly four million people from Sonoma County and Sacramento County, California to Reno, Nevada. We are an exceptional team of professionals dedicated to saving and improving lives by connecting organ and tissue donations to the patients who need them. We strive to extend the reach of each generous donor’s gift to those who are always profoundly grateful for them.Visit Sierra Donor Services Directly
LifeShare is a nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes. We are committed to caring for the families that are touched by donation. LifeShare team members are a wonderful group of caring professionals who regardless of their role contribute to our core purpose of saving of lives.Visit LifeShare Directly