As the state-authorized nonprofit organ and tissue donor registry, Donate Life California is dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of Californians awaiting life-saving transplants.
Donate Life America assists in mobilizing the transplant community to educate the American public on the need for organ, eye and tissue donation and motivating the public to make an actionable donor designation. The organization publishes brochures, program kits and other materials; provides technical assistance and referral services; coordinates the national campaign for organ, eye and tissue donation; identifies measurable best practices and leads the Donor Designation Collaborative.
The official U.S. Government web site for organ and tissue donation and transplantation, www.organdonor.gov, is maintained by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Division of Transplantation, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Accrediting and Oversight Organizations
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization. It is the only national tissue banking organization in the United States, and its membership totals more than 100 accredited tissue banks and 1,000 individual members. These banks recover tissue from more than 30,000 donors and distribute in excess of two million allografts for more than one million tissue transplants performed annually in the U.S. The overwhelming majority of the human tissue distributed for these transplants comes from AATB-accredited tissue banks.
AOPO represents and serves organ procurement organizations (OPOs) through advocacy, support, and development of activities that will maximize the availability of organs and tissues and enhance the quality, effectiveness, and integrity of the donation process.
A not-for-profit organization of eye banks dedicated to the restoration of sight through the promotion and advancement of eye banking.
A nationwide umbrella joining the transplant community, this nonprofit charitable organization maintains the nation’s organ transplant waiting list under contract with the Healthcare Resources Services Administration (HRSA).
Organ Advocacy Organizations
American Liver Foundation Greater Los Angeles Division works to promote liver wellness and educational initiatives through targeted programs that reach the youth, patients, the general public and the professional community.
Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy.
The NKF Serving S. California & S. Nevada, a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
The Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to help patients develop their personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of the disease. A vital role of RSN is to provide lawmakers and policymakers with the patients’ perspective on the needs and capabilities of people with CKD.
Transplant Patient Organizations
The Ventura County/West Valley chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education for pre- and post-transplant patients as well as building community awareness of the need for organ donation. Established in 1996, the chapter provides speakers and volunteers for radio, television, churches, businesses, service organizations and health fairs. The group conducts two evening meetings and one breakfast meeting monthly.
The United Organ Transplant Association, is a nonprofit charitable Corporation dedicated to providing educational, emotional and financial support to pre- and post- transplant patients.