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  • Ink 4 Life Festival for LOPA Play Video

    February 12, 2014 6:53 AM

    Just Ink LA and LOPA have partnered up to save and enhance lives with the inaugural Ink 4 Life Festival . Just Ink Louisiana, in New Iberia, will host the Ink 4 Life Festival on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The event is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and will... more »
  • Justin Harrison's 2013 GolfFORELife Update

    September 24, 2013 7:07 AM

    LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency) is hosting Justin Harrison's GolfFORELife at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette. This event takes place on Monday, October 14, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a complimentary lunch at 11 a.m. and a shot gun tee off at 12p. Raffle tickets... more »
  • Justin Harrison's Golf Fore Life

    August 26, 2013 6:48 AM

    LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency) is hosting a fundrasing event to continue the gift of organ and tissue donations. Justin Harrison's Golf Fore Life will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013, at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette. The event begins at 11a with a complimentary lunch and a shot... more »
  • Teen Organ Donation: From Friends' Perspective

    May 2, 2012 10:38 PM

    On Tuesday, KATC featured an Acadiana mother who lost 15-year-old son, 15 years ago. He was an organ donor and went on to save five people's lives and gave two people sight. His death and gifts of life not only impacted his family, but his friends as well. "Justin... more »
  • Teen Organ Donation: Through a Mother's Eyes

    May 1, 2012 10:40 PM

    Becoming an organ donor can be an important decision for any adult, but it's an even bigger decision for teens. Two Opelousas teens made that choice a few weeks ago, right before a deadly car accident. Opelousas Catholic High School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams have now impacted many... more »
  • Tornado Victim's Mom Reflects on the Gift of Life

    December 10, 2011 11:54 PM

    Losing a loved one, especially a child is never easy. The ultimate gift the gift of life, makes it easier for families to know their loved one is making a difference in someone else's life. "I tried to find a way to keep my child here forever." Cathy... more »
  • Should Louisiana be an Automatic Organ Donation State?

    February 2, 2011 9:00 PM

    In Colorado, Lawmakers are thinking about becoming automatic organ donation state. This means everyone in the state will automatically get have their organs donated when they die if they don't opt out. Suzanna Morton with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency believes the proposal is not necessary for the state. "Why change... more »
  • Tree of Life

    December 11, 2010 11:20 PM

    The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no greater gift than the gift of life. Saturday, Lafayette General Medical Center teamed up with the "Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency" for the annual tree of life ceremony. Recipients of organs and families of organ donors were there... more »
  • Top Ranking for Organ Donation Registration

    June 23, 2010 7:20 PM

    Louisiana now ranks at the top of a national list. But unlike many rankings, this one we can be live with. Louisiana is first in the nation for donor designations. According to Donate Life, 64% of people getting their drivers licenses in Louisiana register to become an organ donor. The... more »
  • Organ Recipient and Donor's Family Reunite

    December 4, 2009 6:14 PM

    The Leger family and McBride family live hundreds of miles from each other, but they're connected by one heart. Nine year old Peter McBride, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was just five years old when he received a heart transplant. The heart came from three year old Devan Leger, who was... more »

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