Hero Stories

There are many stories tied to organ and tissue donation, each playing an essential role in LOPA's process. Our hope is for you to get to know the narratives that inspire our team, day in and day out, to help save lives. Throughout the Hero Stories, you will get to know our heroes, each with their own story written from the heart of their families. The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) wishes to encourage all donor families to honor their loved one by sharing a Hero Story.

The gift of organ and tissue donation is an act of quiet heroism. Please know the memory of your loved one will be treasured. This section of our website is for those cherished memories. A place to honor and to remember individuals that have saved and enhanced lives. Please feel free to send the story of your hero and a photo.

For Hero Stories, please complete the Story Form or contact:
LOPA / Family Services

Recipient Stories

The gift of organ and tissue donation truly saves and enhances lives. It doesn't just happen on TV or in national news. It happens right here in our communities throughout our state. We encourage you to meet some of Louisiana's recipients - those who’s lives have been forever changed because their hero said YES to organ and tissue donation.

If you are a recipient and would like to tell your story, please feel free to send your story, along with a photo of yourself. These stories are personal accounts from individuals who are living, breathing testaments to the power and renewal of donation. Their inspiring journeys are devoted to all of our heroes. 

For Recipient Stories, please complete the Story Form or contact:
LOPA / Community Education

Submit A Story

Story Form

Name *
Please select one.
Please tell us your hero or recipient story.
Acknowledgement *
You may receive a follow up email from LOPA once your story has been reviewed. We may also request a picture(s) of your donor or recipient to include with the story. Photos may be submitted using the tool below. Photos may only be submitted one at a time. If you have multiple photos, please repeat the upload process for each photo. The story will be posted to our website after the review process is complete.