There are over 128,000 registration listings across the country for people who are waiting for the call that will save their life. Some people wait days, many wait years, and thousands of people each year die while waiting for an organ transplant.
In these same communities, many families are answering a call no one wants to receive. Someone they love has died.
Hope lives where these two worlds come together, creating miracles out of tragedy.
The generosity of donors and their families make the gifts of organ and tissue donation possible. Organ procurement organizations (OPOs) are the stewards of these precious gifts that are given with love and received with hope. Together, we put hope within reach to tens of thousands of people across the country.
If you’d like to add your voice in support of organ and tissue donation, contact your local OPO to find events in your area. To find out how to register as a donor in your state, or to locate your OPO, please click here. To receive news and events from AOPO, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Subscribe."
Giving the Gift of Life Through Organ Donation:
Dr. Chris Barry at TEDxFlourCity