Be an Organ Donor

Become an Organ Donor

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is proud to serve as the federally designated not-for-profit agency that coordinates organ and tissue donation and supports families of donors in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Since their inception in 1986, they have coordinated donations that have saved the lives of 17,000 organ transplant recipients and helped hundreds of thousands of other patients receive needed tissue transplants.

To be an organ donor visit Keep your legacy shining. It only takes a few seconds to save someone else’s life! Sign up today!


The need for organ donation is urgent. Nationally there are more than 110,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
Almost 5,000 people alone in Illinois are waiting.
On the average about 18 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
About every 10 minutes, a new person is added to the national waiting list.

Kyle Shines On, Will you?

Through his own death Kyle became a HERO. 7 organs. 5 recipients. We have met some of Kyle’s gift recipients. One of Kyle’s gift recipients is Sue. Sue was cured from her Diabetes with Kyle’s gift of a kidney and pancreas transplant. Considering we have diabetes in our family this was especially touching. Kyle’s other recipients include a 45-year-old man from Illinois who received Kyle’s big, beautiful heart, a 25-year-old man from Pennsylvania who received Kyle’s lungs, a 48-year-old man from Illinois who received Kyle’s liver, and a 18-year-old man from Illinois who received Kyle’s right kidney.