Every Journey is Sacred

A beating heart means LIFE

A heart is too precious to waste

Our Mission

Transform grief into purpose and helplessness into hope by ensuring that every donated organ is delivered to a waiting recipient.



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what drives us

If just 10% of the hearts currently left unused in the US were transplanted, it would equal the number of waiting-list patients who currently die or become too sick to receive one.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

The heart is the one thing.  I can't imagine if he wasn't able to donate his heart because, you know, when you think of life, you think of the heart.

Bobbi Fetzer, mother of organ donor Mikey Fetzer

Millions of people each year worldwide could benefit from organ replacement.  The public health implications of these technologies are nothing short of staggering.

Dr. George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard and MIT


grief into purpose


helplessness into hope

watch one of the stories that inspires us (get a tissue)

The Beating Heart aviation model

Flight Ops

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, BHA intends to operate a mid-size business jet based in Hawaii.  2-3 full time pilots along with a trim office staff allow for the responsiveness required by the organ transportation mission.

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Our Values

Perspicacity - a clarity of vision or intellect which provides a deep understanding and insight, perspicacity is how we get to 'yes' when everyone else says 'no.'

Generosity - we are inspired by the extraordinary generosity of the organ sharing community.  Generosity is woven into the fabric of the BHA model.  

Professionalism - we serve within the existing organ transplant infrastructure without adding burden.

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A Team of Experts

The BHA model was developed in partnership with Legacy of Life Hawaii, with support from Dr. Jason Smith Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UWMC, Dr. Jim Kisthardt Organ Procurement Surgeon at LifeCenter Northwest, and John King President of Solairus Aviation.

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