American Board for Transplant Certification

ABTC is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to award a voluntary, non-governmental certification credential, “Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC)”; “Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC),” or “Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN)” to qualified transplant coordinators or transplant nurses who have successfully passed the certification examination, which represents a standard of competence.

American Heart Association  

Callers are routed to a local American Heart Association office and obtain information about heart disease and the type of support services available in their local area. Also, callers can receive free brochures on cardiovascular disease.

American Kidney Fund

Nonprofit health organization that provides that grants to needy dialysis patient, transplant recipients and donors to help cover the cost of health related expenses, transportation, medications and more.

American Liver Foundation

Voluntary agency dedicated to fighting liver disease through research, education and patient self help groups, provide fund raising information and will act as trustee for monies raised.

Children’s Organ Transplant Association

COTA is a national, nonprofit agency helps any United States citizen organized local community fund raising for the individual/family in order to assist with transplants and related expenses.

Georgia Transplant Foundation

GTF is a nonprofit agency that helps meet the needs of organ transplant candidates, living donors, recipients and their families by providing information and education regarding organ transplantation, granting financial assistance and being an advocate for sustaining and enriching lives everyday.

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 

ISHLT was created in 1981 at a small gathering of about 15 cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Today we have over 2500 members from over 45 countries, representing over 14 different disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-state heart and lung disease.

ITNS International

The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) is a worldwide professional nursing organization that represents all areas of transplantation. ITNS supports clinicians in meeting the ongoing clinical changes and challenges that transplant nurses tackle daily.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Nonprofit health organization supporting diabetes research. Provides information and brochures on diabetes. Membership available.  Includes their quarterly magazine “Countdown”, which features a children’s section, “Countdown For Kids”, in each issue.

LifeLink of Georgia

The LifeLink Foundation includes three independent, non-profit organ and tissue recovery organizations, LifeLink of Florida, LifeLink of Georgia and LifeLink of Puerto Rico. Their three organ recovery organizations work with more than 250 hospitals and ten transplant centers while serving a total population of over 16 million people throughout Florida, Georgia, areas in South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals is committed to the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The NATCO membership is comprised of a diverse group of professionals. Procurement practitioners manage the care of the donor to ensure organ viability, consult with families in their donation decision, arrange for the surgical recovery of organs and match donor organs with recipients.

National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program

MOTTEP is dedicated to increasing minority donor awareness through community outreach and education. The goal is to decrease the number in rate of ethnic minorities needing organ and tissue transplant, increased family discussion and eventually increase the number of minorities who sign organ donor cards.

National Foundation for Transplant

Assists candidates and recipients they should widen updating transplants and aftercare, as well as, providing essential support and referral services. Provides clients with fundraising expertise and materials in assures that funds raised are properly disbursed.

National Kidney Foundation

The national kidney foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases , improving the health of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing availability of organs for transplantation.

National Transplant Assistance Fund

Private, nonprofit, charitable group dedicated to offering assistance and wonder raising related to transplant medical costs of pre- and post- transplant patients and their families.

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association

Second Wind is an international organization founded in early 1995 by a dedicated, of lung transplant recipients, candidates, and their families. The short term goals were to initiate quarterly support group meetings in various regions.

Transplant Living

No matter where you are in the transplant experience, Transplant Living can help prepare you. You can now choose to personalize the site to help better manage your health information needs.

United Network for Organ Sharing

UNOS’ mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education technology and policy development. Through the UNOS Organ Center organ donors or matched to waiting recipients towards four hours a day 365 days a year.