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These links connect you to the Web sites of organizations that promote and support organ donation through community and nationwide educational programs and initiatives.

Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list. These links are provided for reference and informational purposes only and do not constitute any form of endorsement by the OPTN or UNOS.

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American Transplant Foundation
The American Transplant Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to eliminate our country's shortage of human transplant organs. Our supporters help the Foundation to raise awareness about organ donation, collaborate with other organ donation groups, and work toward better public policy.
Associates and Nurses Endorsing Transplantation (ANET)
ANET is a national professional organization that promotes awareness about the need for organ and tissue donors. The members include nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as members of donor and recipient families and representatives from eye, tissue and organ procurement agencies.
CHERUBS, Children's Helpers Educating, Reassuring and Uniting By Sharing (North Bend, WA)
Our mission is to help save the lives of children waiting for an organ transplant. We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to educating parents about the national shortage of child organ donors.
Donor Action Foundation
The Donor Action Foundation, an international in-hospital program, helps hospitals and their critical care units increase donation rates through improved practices. Donor Action is an initiative of Eurotransplant International Foundation (The Netherlands), Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (Spain) and the former Partnership for Organ Donation (U.S.).
Donor Awareness Council (Denver, CO)
The Donor Awareness Council is a non-profit coalition formed to increase organ and tissue donation through public awareness and education, serving Colorado and Wyoming.
Eyebank Association of America (Washington, DC)
The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) is a not-for-profit organization of eye banks dedicated to the restoration of sight through the promotion and advancement of eye banking.
Gift of Life Foundation (Tampa, FL)
The Gift of Life Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness concerning organ and tissue donation, primarily in the business community.
Global Organization for Organ Donation (GOOD)
It is GOOD's mission to educate the public about organ, eye and tissue donation, correct misconceptions about donation, and create a greater willingness to donate.
Halachic Organ Donor Society
The Halachic Organ Donor Society (HODS) disseminates information regarding Halachic issues and Rabbinic opinions concerning organ donation and offers card carrying membership in a society that allows people to donate organs in accordance with their particular Halachic belief.
Healing the Spirit
A Web site to help bereaved families heal.
International Association for Organ Donation
The International Association for Organ Donation works to educate and promote the importance of organ and tissue donation and to attract additional donors through public outreach programs and educational materials targeted at ethnically diverse communities locally and abroad.
James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness (Los Angeles, CA)
JRI is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the need for organ and tissue donation through film, educational outreach, and the Web.
Life Goes On
The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office Organ/Tissue Donor Program.
Lion's Eyebank for Long Island (Manhasset, NY)
The Lions Eye Bank for Long Island, a not-for-profit eye bank, serves the needs of Long Island, NY and the surrounding communities by providing superior quality ocular tissue for corneal and scleral transplantation surgery. was developed by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), a major voluntary health organization that 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. Through our living donor programs, NKF seeks to support living donors and their families and to provide educational resources to those considering donation.
Lyric of Life (LOL) (Overland Park, KS)
Lyric of Life (LOL) is based in Overland Park, KS as a non-profit association representing a beautiful and inspirational organ donor, Lyric Marie Benson, who was born there. Contributions to LOL provide: 1) education of organ donation, 2) assistance to donor and recipient families, and 3) theater scholarships to area high school seniors.
Second Chance Trust Fund
The Second Chance Trust Fund was created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1997 to provide education about, and increase awareness of, the critical need for organ, tissue and eye donation. The fund is supported by a voluntary $1 donation made when a person obtains or renews an Ohio driver license or state identification card from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The $1 donation supports efforts to educate all Ohioans about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor.
Transplant Speakers International, Inc. (TSI) (Freehold, NJ)
TSI is a non-profit organization devoted to educating the public through live public speaking engagements presented from a donor-recipient perspective.

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