Transplantation is one of the great success stories of modern medicine.

Close to 1 million people benefit from tissue donation each year; a single donor can help dozens of individuals.


The mission of American Donor Services (ADS), as an independent, non-profit organization, is to improve lives through the gift of donation.

ADS honors the spirit of donation by providing caring support to donor families, employing competent staff, and partnering with organizations that are dedicated to the innovative use of tissue for transplantation and research.

ADS is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and employs dedicated and experienced leadership and staff to sustain our program.

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The fundamental objective of ADS is to provide the opportunity of donation to individuals who have designated themselves as a donor and families who have the inclination and the potential to have their loved one become a tissue donor. ADS is dedicated to the cause of all donations and as such will support all other organizations in their parallel undertakings. We are committed to providing the best possible serivce to our Donor Families, Hospitals, Medical Examiners, Coroners and Funeral Professionals.

In the News

For the past seven years, AATB members and AATB accredited tissue banks have been invited to submit nominations of tissue recipients to ride and deceased tissue donors to be honored by a floragraph, a portrait created with floral materials, on the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade. The AATB is pleased to announce this year’s AATB Donate Life Rose Parade Float floragraph honoree Andy Hendel.
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