What we do


Making donation


DCI Donor Services, Inc. (DCIDS) has been committed to organ, eye, and tissue donation for more than five decades. Our organization is comprised of three organ procurement organizations (OPOs)—New Mexico Donor Services, Sierra Donor Services, and Tennessee Donor Services—the DCIDS Tissue Bank, and Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank.

Organ procurement organizations facilitate lifesaving organ, eye and tissue transplants by walking alongside donor families to make donation a reality. OPOs work with community partners to register more donors, meet with families in their moments of grief, and care for donors. They are responsible for recovering, preserving, and transporting organs to transplant teams around the country.

Additionally, DCIDS OPOs assist in procuring donations for the tissue bank, where musculoskeletal, skin, cardiac, and other tissues are processed and distributed for wound healing, restoring mobility, and improving recipients’ quality of life. Eye tissue, primarily corneal tissue, is recovered and processed for transplants that restore sight. Every day, DCIDS fulfills its mission of saving and improving lives.

Types of donation

Organ Donation: One donor can save as many as eight lives with the gifts of their heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines. While this is the most common type of organ donation, less than one percent of all deaths occur in a manner that makes it possible.

Tissue Donation: One tissue donor can save and improve the lives of 75 or more people with their gifts. These gifts may include heart valves to repair congenital heart defects in children or adults, corneas to restore sight to those experiencing blindness, and skin and bone donations to treat burns and reconstruct disfiguring wounds, often experienced by our nation’s service members.

Birth Tissue Donation: Expectant mothers can help dozens of others by donating their birth tissue. Birth tissue donation is safe for both mother and baby, does not affect labor or delivery, and repurposes tissue that would typically be discarded.

Living Donation: Living donors make an immediate impact by sparing patients long, uncertain time on the national transplant waiting list. Relatives, friends, acquaintances and even anonymous altruistic donors may give the gift of life through living donation of a kidney or a portion of the liver.

“Our mission is not over until the waiting list is gone.”

– Deana ClapperAssociate Executive Director, Tennessee Donor Services

Be the gift

You can #BeTheGift someone is waiting for. Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor to help end the wait.

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