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Legacy of Hope Saves More Lives Than Ever in 2023!

Legacy of Hope is proud to share the news that 2023 was another record-breaking year of saving lives! We saved and healed more recipients through organ donation in 2023 than ever! We coordinated 308 organ donors resulting in 856 organs transplanted. We also healed more lives through tissue donation with 704 tissue donors. In addition, over the last five years each category has seen a substantial increase:

  • Donor heroes: 89% increase from 2018 to 2023
  • Organs transplanted: 82% increase from 2018 to 2023
  • Tissue donor heroes: 51% increase from 2018 to 2023

“I’m proud of our committed team who share their talent, compassion and dedication to support our mission of saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation,” said Christy Keahey, Executive Director, Legacy of Hope. “These milestones would not be possible without the collaboration of our partners. We recognize the support of our hospital partners, medical examiners, coroners, the legal system, the community and so many others. We have surpassed 3.2 million Alabamians on the donor registry which is directly impacted by the positive efforts of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the support of our licensing offices.

Most importantly, this achievement would not be possible without the generosity of our donors and their families. It is their commitment to helping others that makes transplantation possible. As we look to the future, please join us in our goal to save and heal more lives in 2024.”