Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)
Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) are not-for-profit organizations responsible for recovering organs from deceased donors for transplantation in the U.S. The OPO’s role is to assess donor potential, collect and convey accurate clinical information, and follow national policies established by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for offering organs to transplant centers. It is the transplant center’s role to review organ offers and decide whether they are suitable for their patients.
OPOs are on the front-line of organ procurement, and work directly with a decedent’s family during the emotional discussion about potential donation in order to facilitate the gift of life. For every successful match, the OPO facilitates authorization, testing, the recovery of donor organs and delivery to the transplant center.
There are four OPOs in New York State, each mandated by federal law to perform this lifesaving mission in their assigned donation service area.
New York State Organ Procurement Organizations
Center for Donation and Transplant (Eastern New York/Greater Capital District)
218 Great Oaks Boulevard, Albany, NY 12203
1 (800) 256-7811
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (Central New York/Finger Lakes Region)
Corporate Woods of Brighton, Building 30, Suite 220, Rochester, NY 14623
1 (800) 810-5494
LiveOnNY (Southeastern New York/Greater NYC Metro Area)
750 Third Ave, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10017
ConnectLife (Western New York)
4444 Bryant and Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221