How to Become an Organ Donor

Organ donation saves lives. Your decision to become an organ donor can make a difference in as many as 50 lives. There are approximately 116,000 people on the transplant waiting list. Every day 18 people die waiting for organs that could have saved their lives. Visit the Donate Life America website, and register to be an organ donor today.

Power2Save (P2S) is an initiative developed by the AST dedicated to increasing public awareness around the importance of donating organs, advocating for patient health, and funding transplant research through the Transplant Research Institute.

Through Power2Save programming, we prove that everyone has the power to save a life - whether you are a registered organ donor, family or friend of someone who needs an organ or has donated one, a medical professional, or an individual or organization who simply believes in making a difference. We all play a part. For more information, visit


United Network for Organ Sharing

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. UNOS is involved in many aspects of the organ transplant and donation process including, managing the national transplant waiting list, maintaining the database that contains all organ transplant data for every transplant event that occurs in the U.S., monitoring every organ match to ensure organ allocation policies are followed, providing assistance to patients, family members, and friends, educating transplant professionals about their important role in the donation and transplant process, and educating the public about the importance of organ donation.

Donate Life America

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life American 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; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors.

African Americans and Blood and Organ Donation

Join students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across America and step up to help African Americans who urgently need blood and lifesaving organ transplants.
It takes all types to help save lives! Learn more about this campaign.