Other Helpful Resources
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The Virginia DMV helps promote the Virginia Donor Registry through their partnership with the Donate Life Virginia.
Donate Life America
Donate Life America (DLA) is an independent national organization devoted to inspiring people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries.
The Lions Medical Eye Bank (LMEB) and Old Dominion Eye Foundation (ODEF) provide human eye tissue for transplant, research and education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and work to register organ, eye and tissue donors.
Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO)
An organ procurement organization (OPO) is a federally-designated agency responsible for facilitating the organ, eye and tissue donation process of deceased individuals. OPOs work collaboratively with their local hospital partners, medical professionals, donor families and community members to build programs, systems and processes needed to make donation possible. There are 58 OPOs nationwide. LifeNet Health (LNH), Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) and Tennessee Donor Services serve Virginia.
A tissue bank is an establishment that collects and recovers human cadaver tissue for the purposes of medical research, education and allograft transplantation. LifeNet Health and WRTC serve Virginia.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a private organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. UNOS maintains the national organ waiting list.