This fund was established in 2004 for the purpose of supporting the mission of organ procurement at Shands at the University of Florida.
LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services is one of the first organ procurement organizations (OPO) in the United States. LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services was founded with the creation of Shands Teaching Hospital’s transplant program in 1966. The local program provides organs and support services to three transplant centers in northern Florida. There are 58 OPOs across the country that serve 259 transplant centers.