Organ, eye &

tissue donation

saves lives

How one

can save

eight

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.

Donor memorial

Donation changes lives. We honor all donor heroes who made lifesaving and changing gifts. Please take a moment to view our memorial wall. We also encourage you to share a memorial tribute honoring your special donor hero. It may give hope to those waiting and inspire others to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Thank you for supporting your loved one’s decision to save lives.

Mandy’s gift saved six lives.

Read Her Memorial

Someone with Cystic Fibrosis is able to lead a normal life because of Kevin’s gift.

Read His Memorial

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Donor family

& recipient

resources

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 2024

registration

goal

It’s simple: the more people who register, the more lives that can be saved. Help us reach our 2024 donor registration goal by signing up today!

47,681 Registrations

Goal: 130,000 Total

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…

as of March 2024

122

Organ Donors

as of March 2024

331

Organs Transplanted

as of March 2024

676

Tissue Donors

as of March 2024

11346

Tissue Grafts Recovered

as of March 2024

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What’s happening at tds

More News

Polk County breast cancer survivor…

April 9, 2024
On Friday Erlanger and Tennessee Donor Services hosted a Donor Remembrance Ceremony in recognition of Donate Life…

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Double-lung transplant recipient…

April 9, 2024
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is in the books and today many of those runners are basking in the glory of completing the race. For one of those…

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Donor Remembrance…

April 8, 2024
Each year, Tennessee Donor Services partners with Erlanger Health for a Donor Remembrance Ceremony to honor our donor heroes….

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The White House issues Proclamation for…

April 8, 2024
I often say that we are a good Nation because we are a good people, and during National Donate Life Month, we are reminded of why that is true as we celebrate…

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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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#BeTheGift that saves lives!

When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

To access the National Registry, click here.