Organ & tissue


saves lives

how one

can save


The impact of one organ and tissue donor is extraordinary. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives through the gifts of their lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. One tissue donor can improve the lives of 75 or more people.

Our Story

I’m extremely grateful for Brendon’s donor because now he gets to live the life he deserves.

I was Jonathan’s Defensive Line Coach and he was one of my toughest players… The last thing he requested was for me to receive the gift of life from him.

David was passionate about golf. Having received a transplant gave him the ability to be passionate about life and living it to its fullest…

donor family

& recipient


Take a Moment to Save Lives

Registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor only takes a couple of minutes. But the impact you have will last a lifetime for transplant recipients and their families.

Register to Be a Donor

our 2022



It’s simple: the more people who register, the more lives that can be saved. Help us reach our 2022 donor registration goal by signing up today!

150,000+ Sign Ups

Goal: 115,000 Total

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Organ Donors

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Organs Transplanted

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Tissue Donors

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Tissue Grafts Recovered

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what’s happening at tds

More News

Tennessee Donor Services Saves 1,129…

February 15, 2023
NASHVILLE, TENN. — February 15, 2023: Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) announces a record-breaking year for organ and tissue donation in Tennessee. Organ…

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Canceled flights and weather causes…

January 13, 2023
Winter storms and the FAA grounding all flights could be the difference in a life or death…

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Be the Gift Campaign during the Vols…

January 9, 2023
The UT & VU teams have a challenge for you. They have a goal of registering 125,000 new Tennesseans as organ and tissue donors for the year and they need your…

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Sisters celebrate anniversary of kidney…

December 30, 2022
Carolyn Rogers donated her kidney to her sister, Patti, in September…

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we can only do it together

#BeTheGift Connections is a series of monthly programs designed to inform and connect the public to lifesaving stories of organ donation and transplantation.

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