The Living Legacy Foundation (LLF) is the non-profit health service organization that facilitates the donation and recovery of human organs and tissues for transplantation and research in the state of Maryland with the exception of Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties.
The LLF provides advocacy, family support, comprehensive public and professional education, and is committed to organizational excellence to enhance the organ and tissue donation and distribution processes.
The organization was incorporated in 1990, consolidating the former Maryland Organ Procurement Center and the Maryland Tissue Bank.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services accredits The LLF as an organ procurement organization, and the State of Maryland licenses us as a Tissue Bank. Our tissue bank is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks.
The LLF is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors, which includes general public members, transplant recipient representatives and donor family members. The board also includes transplant physicians, surgeons and administrators from the two Maryland organ transplant centers (the University of Maryland Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital).