The availability of lifesaving organs for patients awaiting transplant surgery is managed by organ procurement organizations, called OPOs. OPOs match and distribute donated organs, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The OPO in our region is Donor Alliance (DA). DA is responsible for the coordination, retrieval, and distribution of organs in Colorado and Wyoming.
UNOS is a national, nonprofit organization which coordinates U.S. organ transplant activities. The UNOS website contains information and statistics about organ transplantation.
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) supports the ongoing evaluation of the status of solid organ transplantation in the United States.
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.
The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
The mission of the PKD Foundationis to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects.
The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier.
The American Heart Association is working to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives.