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We Are Sharing Hope SC (SHSC) is the organ and tissue donation program for the state of South Carolina (except for Aiken and Edgefield counties). As the federally-designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the state, SHSC is responsible for facilitating the gift of organ and tissue donation for transplantation and research. Invested in the community we serve, the staff at We Are Sharing Hope SC are passionate stewards of the gift of life, honoring all heroes and their families who say “yes.”
The facilitation of organ donationin SC began with South Carolina Organ Procurement Agency (SCOPA), founded by Nancy Kay to enhance the mission of donation across SC.
SCOPA changed its name to LifePoint and continued to modify and enhance services provided through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Nancy Kay retired after a career of more than 30 years and LifePoint became We Are Sharing Hope SC under the leadership of President and CEO David DeStefano.
In addition to clinical facilitation of organ and tissue donation, the staff at We Are Sharing Hope SC is charged with educating more than 5 MILLION people on the gift of donation through public outreach, hospital development and key community partnerships. In addition to supporting donor families in the hospital and at the time of loss, SHSC’s aftercare program supports families through their healing journey and honors the legacies of organ and tissue donors for years after donation takes place.