Accreditation and Standards
Legacy of Hope is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
The AATB sets standards, inspects facilities and accredits tissue banks in North American. Legacy of Hope is accredited by the AATB and a member in good standing.
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
Legacy of Hope is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). AOPO is saving and improving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, by leading the nation’s organ donation process through innovation, advocacy, and education. AOPO’s Mission: Lead the nation’s organ donation community to save more lives. AOPO’s Vision: Pursuing the day when every donation opportunity results in lives saved.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA 21 CFR 1271 regulations apply to all U.S. Tissue Banks and their affiliates. These regulations outline criteria for tissue donor selection, and they authorize the FDA to inspect facilities that recover, process or distribute tissues for transplant. The FDA mandates registration and good tissue practices within the new regulations. Legacy of Hope is registered with the FDA and is in full compliance with their regulations.
Registration # 3003447141 (Birmingham)
Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.
DLA manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation.