LIFELINK® FOUNDATION, INC. IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, DEDICATED TO THE RECOVERY OF LIFESAVING ORGANS AND TISSUE FOR TRANSPLANTATION THERAPY.
AJ - Kidney Recipient
During its more than 30-year history, over 50,000 patients throughout Florida and the U.S. have received life-saving organ transplants, and more than a million patients have improved their quality of life through tissue transplantation. All patients benefit due to the selfless donors who provide the gifts of life, and their families, who support that decision. The Foundation, headquartered in Tampa, FL, has five divisions, including three organ procurement organizations – LifeLink® of Florida, LifeLink® of Georgia and LifeLink® of Puerto Rico – LifeLink® Transplantation Immunology Laboratory and LifeLink® Tissue Bank. In addition, the LifeLink Legacy Fund® develops philanthropic resources to support the organ recovery and transplantation activities of LifeLink®.
LifeLink Tissue Bank - Processing tissue
LifeLink Tissue Bank is the largest non-profit tissue bank in the Southeastern United States and provides more than 40,000 allografts annually to orthopedic surgeons and neurological specialists. The staff specializes in the processing and distribution of spine, sports and general orthopedic grafts.
LifeLink organ recovery organizations are dedicated to serving patients in need of transplant therapy, and their families. They collaborate with hospitals, medical professionals, medical examiners, law enforcement and the public to save lives.
The LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory matches potential organ donors with patients waiting on a transplant, protects patient safety and improves organ transplant outcomes. The LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory works rigorously to ensure that transplant recipients receive the best possible outcome after they receive a transplanted organ.
LifeLink supports research efforts to enhance the available supply of organs and tissues for transplant patients and to improve patient clinical outcomes after transplantation, and participates in partnership with organizations whose projects and objectives complement our life-saving mission.
Marquita - Liver Recipient
Steve Fidrych - Tissue Recipient
A few of those whose lives are impacted by an organ and/or tissue donor include: