Our Work & Mission

Our Work & Mission

The decision to become an organ and tissue donor offers a precious gift to others: hope for a new life!

At Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, we coordinate the organ and tissue donation process and provide education about the importance of organ and tissue donation to the public and healthcare professionals in Illinois and northwest Indiana.

As one of 56 organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that make up the nation’s donation system, we work with 180 hospitals and serve more than 12 million people in our donation service area.

Since 1986, we have worked with more than 10,000 organ donors and their families to save the lives of more than 26,000 organ transplant recipients. We have worked with thousands more donors and families to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of tissue transplant recipients.

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