Thank you for helping make the gift of life possible.



The need for organ, eye and tissue donors is great.

  • A single organ donor can save as many as eight lives.

  • More than 114,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.

  • Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list.

  • 22 people die each day because the organ, or organs, they need are not donated in time.

  • 3-5 years is the average waiting time for a kidney from a deceased donor.

  • Nearly 60% of the national transplant waiting list are from multicultural communities.

  • 83% of patients waiting on a life saving transplant are in need of a kidney.*

  • 12% of patients waiting are in need of a liver.*

  • Thousands more need tissue or corneal transplants to restore their health, such as mobility or sight.

  • More than 84,000 corneal transplants help to restore sight each year.

  • More than 1.75 million tissue transplants heal lives each year.

    *Living donation is an option for these patients. Interested in becoming a living donor to save a life? Please visit the nearest transplant facility to learn more about their living donation programs and options.

Share these facts with someone close to you, register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today and encourage others to do the same this holiday season!

Ways to give to LOPA year-round

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, then share, like and/or retweet our #GivingTuesday messages.

Do your shopping year-round at AmazonSmile. When you choose Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as your charity, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to LOPA.

If you haven’t already, register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Just click on the heart above!

To register on the Donate Life America National Registry, visit

Start a fundraiser or event to raise money for LOPA and encourage your community to register as organ, eye and tissue donors! See examples of fundraisers started around the state on our contributions page.