Our Work & MIssion

Our Work & Mission2018-04-10T22:55:31+00:00

THE DECISION TO BECOME AN ORGAN & TISSUE DONOR OFFERS A PRECIOUS GIFT TO OTHERS: THE HOPE FOR A NEW LIFE.

Giving the Gift

The decision to become an organ and tissue donor offers a precious gift to others: the hope for a new life. That’s why we work hard to fulfill our Work & Mission to remind people that the gift of donation makes hope possible for the thousands of people waiting for lifesaving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants.

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides public education on donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana. As one of 58 OPOs that make up the nation’s donation system, we work with 180 hospitals and serve 12 million people in our donation service area. Since 1986, we have saved the lives of more than 23,000 organ transplant recipients and improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of tissue transplant recipients through our efforts.

As healthcare administrators and professionals, trained clinicians and community educators, we are responsible for:

  • Evaluating potential donors for medical suitability

  • Discussing donation with family members of potential donors

  • Coordinating the organ and tissue donation process

  • Providing support and follow-up information to families of organ & tissue donors

  • Educating the 12 million residents in our service area about donation and how to register as donors

  • Educating healthcare professionals about their roles in donation

  • Assisting hospitals with the development of policies and procedures that facilitate the donation process for staff and families.

Our Name

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

The name Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network reminds people that the gift of donation makes hope possible for the thousands of people waiting for lifesaving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants.

In our logo, the brushstroke above our name represents the life that connects a donor’s gift to the hope it provides the recipients of that gift.

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Our Mission

To save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation.

Our Vision

That every opportunity for organ and tissue donation is successful.

Our Values

  • Passionate People

  • Outstanding Teams

  • Compassionate Service

Gift of Hope has teamed up with LifeGoesOn.com to make it easy to become an organ and tissue donor. Visit www.lifegoeson.com to join the registry today.

Join the Registry

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