Organ procurement organization

In the United States, an organ procurement organization (OPO) is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the evaluation and procurement of deceased-donor organs for organ transplantation. There are 58 such organizations in the United States,[1] each responsible for organ procurement in a specific region, and each a member of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), a federally mandated network created by and overseen by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). The individual OPOs represent the front-line of organ procurement, having direct contact with the hospital and the family of the recently deceased donor.[2] Once the OPO receives the consent of the decedent's family, it works with UNOS to identify the best candidates for the available organs, and coordinates with the surgical team for each organ recipient.[2]

OPOs are also charged with educating the public to increase awareness of and participation in the organ donation process.[1]

List of organ procurement organizationsEdit

All organ procurement organizations in the United States are members, by law, of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (administered by the United Network for Organ Sharing, and are also members of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations. Many of the OPOs are also members of Donate Life America. Some OPOs are affiliated with hospitals and are not considered independent.[3]

Name Region served
Legacy Of Hope Alabama
Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency Arkansas
Carolina Donor Services North Carolina, Virginia
Center for Donation and Transplant Massachusetts, New York, Vermont
Center for Organ Recovery & Education New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Donor Alliance Colorado, Wyoming
Donor Network of Arizona Arizona
Donor Network West California, Nevada
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network New York
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Illinois, Indiana
Gift of Life Michigan Michigan
Gift of Life Donor Program Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Sierra Donor Services California
Indiana Donor Network Indiana
Intermountain Donor Services Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Iowa Donor Network Iowa, Nebraska
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia
Legacy of Life Hawaii Hawaii
Life Center Northwest Alaska
Life Choice Donor Services Connecticut, Massachusetts
Life Connection of Ohio Ohio
LifeAlliance Organ Recovery Agency Florida
LifeBanc Ohio
LifeCenter Northwest Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Washington
LifeCenter Organ Donor Network Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio
LifeGift Organ Donation Center Texas
LifeLink of Florida Florida
LifeLink of Georgia Georgia, South Carolina
LifeLink of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
LifeNet Health North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
LifePoint South Carolina
LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services Florida
LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma Oklahoma
LifeShare of the Carolinas North Carolina, South Carolina
LifeSharing California
LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Agency Ohio, West Virginia
Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Maryland
Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Louisiana
Mid-America Transplant Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois
Mid-South Transplant Foundation Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee
Midwest Transplant Network Kansas, Missouri
Nebraska Organ Recovery System Nebraska, Iowa
Nevada Donor Network Nevada
New England Organ Bank Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
New Jersey Organ & Tissue Sharing Network New Jersey
New Mexico Donor Services New Mexico
New York Organ Donor Network New York, Pennsylvania
OneLegacy California
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Mississippi
Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Southwest Transplant Alliance Texas
Tennessee Donor Services Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance Texas
TransLife/Florida Hospital Florida
University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation Illinois, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Upstate New York Transplant Services New York
Washington Regional Transplant Consortium Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Wisconsin Donor Network Wisconsin


  1. ^ a b "About OPOs". Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.
  2. ^ a b Comparini, Gina (2003). "Organ Procurement Organizations". New Media. University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
  3. ^ "Organ Procurement Organizations". Archived from the original on 2012-02-01.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)