LOPA representative speaks to Ascension Business Connection

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Shown are, from left, Angela Lambert, ABC member; Schwab with LOPA; Justin Arnold and Deanna Richardson, ABC members.

The Ascension Business Connection recently hosted repsentative, Nila Schwab with LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency). Schwab spoke of April being “National Donor Life Month” and is a national observance to help the public learn more about registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Participants are asked to join in for the next ABC meeting on April 30. The speaker will be Kim Wells-Iris with Domestic Violence Center. ABC meets at 8 a.m. for an hour every Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Sr. Linda Conference Room. The meeting includes breakfast. For more information about joining the group, call Pat Richardson at 715-5727.

About LOPA

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) was established on April 1, 1988 as an independent, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. LOPA is federally designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid as the organ procurement organization (OPO) responsible for servicing the state of Louisiana. LOPA is tasked with two main objectives; housing and maintaining the Louisiana Donor Registry, and recovering organs and tissue for transplant. LOPA partners with professionals throughout the state, including eye banks and all hospitals within Louisiana