Donating in Louisiana
Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) is the agency federally mandated to manage Louisiana’s organ recovery and allocation program. The agency focuses on educating the medical community and the general public about organ and tissue donation issues, working with families through the donation process, recovering donated organs and tissue, and placing the organs and tissue for transplant.
To find out how many organs have been donated in Louisiana, or to sign up as an organ donor and join the Louisiana Donor Registry, you may register online at the LOPA web site or call LOPA toll-free 1-800-521-4483.
Ochsner works closely with United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the national transplantation network, to identify transplant candidates. For more information on the standardized listing criteria and the listing process, or to find out how to register as an organ donor outside of Louisiana, visit the UNOS web site or call toll-free 1-888-894-6361.
In order for Ochsner to remain a Center of Excellence in the field of organ transplantation, the Institute must participate in ongoing research studies. If you would like to contribute to this worthwhile cause, please visit the Ochsner Division of Philanthropy or call 504-842-7110. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding organ donation or transplantation.