Donate Life

Useful Links

The following websites are recommended as educational resources on organ donation and transplantation.

  • The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network  (OPTN) brings together medical professionals, recipients, and donor families to develop transplantation policy.
  • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)is an independent, non-profit organization that develops the requirement for OPTN
  • The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) is an independent, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency designated by the CMS to serve the state of Louisiana.
  • Donate Life is a not-for-profit national organization focused on increasing organ donation. Interested parties can find information on the donation process and register to become an organ donor.
  • Explore Transplant partners with healthcare professionals to help people with kidney failure discover information about transplantation and living donation.
  • Living Bank is raising awareness of the need for organ donors through public education & advocating for living donors.

The following websites can provide additional information on fundraising opportunities.

  • HelpHOPELive is a national nonprofit organization that helps patients with fundraising to ease the financial burden of transplantation.
  • The National Foundation for Transplants provides fundraising expertise and advocacy while promoting organ donation.
  • GoFundMe is a personal fundraising website.