Who We Are
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) also responsible for facilitating tissue and cornea donation statewide. Founded in 1987, our core purpose is to provide hope, strength and life to more than 3 million people in the state of Nevada and thousands of potential transplant recipients across the country.
Our primary functions as an OPO are to coordinate, recover and allocate lifesaving organs and healing tissues for transplantation and research on behalf of our heroic donors. We provide education to hospital staff and community partners on the referral and donation process and provide a strong network of support for the courageous donor families who save lives through the gift of donation.
Nevada Donor Network is a member of Donate Life Nevada, a statewide collaboration of agencies committed to motivating Nevada residents to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Leading the Nation
In 2020, Nevada Donor Network (NDN) made the gift of life possible for 504 grateful organ transplant recipients. As the primary performance metric utilized internationally, NDN reached 83 organ donors per million of population served (DPMP) based on organ procurement and transplantation network and U.S. census data – compared to the U.S. average of approximately 40 DPMP. Last year, NDN also achieved a record 210 organs transplanted per million of population served (TPMP), higher than the national average of 115 TPMP.