ARORA EXISTS TO RESTORE LIVES–THROUGH THE LIFE-SAVING AND LIFE-RESTORING TRANSPLANTATION OF ORGANS AND TISSUE.

As the nonprofit, accredited organ procurement organization for Arkansas, ARORA works with hundreds of partners throughout the state–hospitals, medical professionals, law enforcement agencies, coroners and the Arkansas Medical Examiner–to maximize each opportunity for organ and tissue donation. Through the miracles of modern medical science, thousands of people’s lives are changed by this work every year.

THE MIRACLE OF TRANSPLANTATION

NO FORM OF THERAPY HAS HAD AS DRAMATIC AN EFFECT ON THE COURSE OF TERMINAL 
ILLNESS AS ORGAN AND TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION.

Since 1988, more than 700,000 transplants of all organs have been performed across the United States, and effectiveness just keeps improving. Over the past years each type of transplant has seen not only more procedures performed, but has continually improved outcomes for patients as well.

ANY PERSON MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

Age limits exist for some tissue donation but no age limit exists for organ donation.

ARKANSAS
TRANSPLANT
PROGRAMS

There are three organ
transplant centers in
Little Rock, Arkansas

ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
HOSPITAL

Performs heart and kidney transplants

BAPTIST HEALTH
-LITTLE ROCK

Performs heart transplants

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR
MEDICAL SCIENCES (UAMS)

Performs kidney and liver transplants

A CRYING NEED

DESPITE WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR ORGAN DONATION, THERE IS A SEVERE SHORTAGE IN THE
NUMBER OF ORGANS DONATED

Thousands of patients are on a waiting list for a kidney, heart, liver or other vital organ, and another person is added to that list every 16 minutes. An average of 20 individuals die each day awaiting an organ transplant. Compounding the organ shortage is that only about one percent of people die in a manner that qualifies them for organ donation. This makes it mission-critical that we register as many Arkansans as possible as organ donors and that we create a culture of donation in our state.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORY COUNCIL