One of AOPO’s primary responsibilities is to advocate on behalf of its members to pass and protect legislation that advances the life-saving mission of donation. Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) are non-profit agencies that must meet federal performance standards and work within a heavily regulated system under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). All OPOs are subject to strict and complex rules regarding the allocation of organs and tissues. This legislative and regulatory platform allows OPOs to conduct their work efficiently, safely and transparently. AOPO is the link between these agencies and its members, ensuring an understanding of the system and the ability to operate effectively.