Transplant Services, Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)

LifeNet Health Transplant Services Division is a leading, federally designated Organ Procurement Organization that coordinates the recovery and transplant of organs in Virginia and part of West Virginia, offers a comprehensive program of bereavement support for donor families, and educates the public about donation.

Donation and transplantation save lives, but there is a critical shortage of organs in Virginia and nationwide.

  • Three Virginians die each week waiting for a life-saving organ transplant that doesn't come in time.
  • One Donor can save nine lives through organ donation and enhance more than 150 lives through tissue donation.
  • Nearly 100,000 people are currently awaiting an organ transplant in the U.S.; more than 2,500 of those are in Virginia.
  • On average, 22 men, women, and children die each day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in the U.S.
  • There were more than 34,000 organ transplants in the U.S. last year, and more than 800 of those were in Virginia.