Transform grief into purpose and helplessness into hope by ensuring that every donated organ is delivered to a waiting recipient.
10-20 hearts are discarded every year because there is no heart transplant facility in Hawaii and no existing means for transporting them from the Islands to the continental US.
17% of people waiting for heart transplants will die before they receive a heart.
For a family that has just lost a loved one, the gift of organ donation represents the best of humanity. Every part of that gift should be valued and turned into a new life.
Let's bridge the gap to get these life-saving hearts to waiting patients.
THE TECH THAT POWERS OUR MISSION
Pioneering organ preservation technologies maintain a heart in a near-physiological state allowing for transportation beyond current cold storage methods.
what drives us
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
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.
Bobbi Fetzer, mother of organ donor Mikey Fetzer
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.
Dr. George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard and MIT
Millions of people each year worldwide could benefit from organ replacement. The public health implications of these technologies are nothing short of staggering.