Organ & tissue


saves lives

how one

can save


Tennessee Donor Services’ mission is to save and improve lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. As a nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO), we connect lifesaving gifts to patients who need them most. TDS serves more than 6 million people in Tennessee and Virginia.

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.

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

year to date


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

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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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