DONOR ORGANIZATIONS

Donate Life America Image result for donate life america logo

Description: Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. 

DLA manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org, and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation. 

Founded as the Coalition on Donation in 1992 by the donation and transplantation community, Donate Life America changed its name in 2006 in response to extensive research and the desire to align the organization with the Donate Life brand. Over the past 25 years, Donate Life America and the Donate Life Community have registered 147 Million organ, eye and tissue donors in the United States – more than 58% of the adult population.

Website: donatelife.net

the National Kidney Foundation  Image result for national kidney foundation logo

Description: The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

Website: kidney.org

United Network for Organ Sharing Image result for unos logo

Description: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. In doing so, we bring together hundreds of transplant and organ procurement professionals and thousands of volunteers. This unique collaboration helps make life-saving organ transplants possible each day. Our system serves as the model for transplant systems around the world.

Website: unos.org

NATIONAL KIDNEY REGISTRY  Image result for national kidney registry logo

Description: The National Kidney Registry is finding better matches with better five-year outcomes for kidney recipients with the largest pool of living donors across 85 transplant centers in the United States. More donors to choose from = better matches = better outcomes.

Website: kidneyregistry.org

American transplant foundation  Image result for american transplant foundation logo

Description:  Real Help for Real Families – On average, 14 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant that could come from a living donor.  But, there is a solution. We invite you to be a part of it!  Across all 50 states, the American Transplant Foundation and our community of heroes fight to save the lives of the men, women, and children who need and undergo life-saving organ transplants.  We go beyond awareness by providing financial, emotional, and educational support to the recipients, living donors, and families who need it the most during their transplant journey.  We maximize living organ donation and support all types of solid organ transplant patients, including kidney, liver, lung, and heart transplants.  We believe no one should die while waiting for an organ transplant. Find out how you can support us today and join us in the fight!

Website: americantransplantfoundation.org

National Living donor assistance center Image result for national living donor assistance center logo

Our mission is to reduce the financial disincentives to living organ donation. To this end, we operate a nationwide system that provides reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses to people being evaluated for and/or undergoing living organ donation. Priority is given to those who could not otherwise afford to donate.  Many people would like to donate an organ to a family member or friend, but would have trouble paying for related expenses—like transportation, lodging, and food—that are not covered by insurance. The costs of the process can be a burden for donors and recipients; for some, these costs might make living organ donation impossible.  The National Living Donor Assistance Center exists to provide access to transplantation for those who want to donate, but face financial barriers to doing so.

Website:  livingdonorassistance.org