AOPO leads the nation’s organ donation process through advocacy, education, and innovation

Vicky Keene

Lung Recipient

Photo Credit: Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)

AOPO advances organ donation and transplantation by driving continual improvement of the donation process

Alex Pitcher

Tissue Recipient

Photo Credit: LifeCenter Organ Donor Network

AOPO collaborates with stakeholders and shares best practices with their OPO members

Tonya Gomez

Double Lung Recipient

Photo Credit: Life Connection of Ohio

AOPO is saving and improving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation

Autumn, Adam, and Letitia

Donor Family

Photo Credit: LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services

AOPO commits to achieving 50,000 annual transplants by 2026.

How the Organ Procurement Process Works

What Organs Can Be Donated?

Can I Be an Organ Donor?

Donation Stories

Anthony and Dean’s Story
Anthony and Dean’s Story

Pam, a Donor Mom to Anthony, and Dean, Anthony's Heart Recipient, share their gift of life story...

Donation Perspectives Blog


AOPO Survey Finds Ingenuity and Collaboration Contribute to Record Transplantation Rates
AOPO Comments on OPTN Proposed Policies

The OPTN policy development process incorporates public comment feedback on policy and bylaws proposals before they go to the OPTN board of directors for approval. The public comment process occurs twice each year. The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee...

Statement on Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Organ Procurement
Statement on Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Organ Procurement

September 21, 2021 Since the COVID-19 vaccine became available, ASTS, UNOS, AOPO, and AST have encouraged surgeons, physicians and staff receive the vaccine to minimize the risk to themselves and prevent respiratory disease and infection among the community and in...