Mission and Vision

The Work We Do

New England Donor Services coordinates organ and tissue donation in the six New England states and Bermuda. Through its two affiliated organ procurement organizations, Life Choice Donor Services and New England Organ Bank and its centralized tissue donation services operation, NEDS serves thousands of donor families each year who have generously made the decision to donate.

Responsible for two of the 58 OPOs that make up the nation’s donation system, NEDS works with nearly 200 hospitals and serve 14 million people in our region. Working sensitively with the donor families, NEDS staff participates in donation consent discussions, maintains medical support of potential donors, coordinates recovery surgeries, allocates organs according to the national transplant waiting list and directs transport of organs to transplant centers and tissues to processors. Through these donations, New England Donor Services saves and enhances the lives of organ and tissue transplant recipients in our region and across the country. You may view our most recent annual report here.

Our Mission

To save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation.

Our Vision

To be a leader in the development and implementation of strategies to increase the life-saving and life-enhancing gifts of organ and tissue donation through effective relationships with our clinical partners, donor families and communities we serve.