Living Legacy of MDThe Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland facilitates the donation and recovery of human organs and tissues for transplantation and research in the state of Maryland, with the exception of Prince George’s, Charles, and Montgomery counties, which are covered by Washington Regional Transplant Community.

As one of Maryland’s federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPO), The LLF provides advocacy, family support and comprehensive public and professional education, and is committed to organizational excellence to enhance the organ and tissue donation and distribution processes.


Donate Life Maryland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and enhancing lives by registering organ, eye and tissue donors. DLMD was established in 2007 by the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland and Washington Regional Transplant Community.

In addition to having a heart on your driver’s license or carrying a signed donor card, Donate Life Maryland now allows you to express your legal commitment to becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor securely on line. The Registry guarantees your wishes will be honored when you die.

Sign up today to become an organ, eye and tissue donor. Through your generous gifts, you can save as many as nine lives through organ donation, enhance another 50 through tissue donation, give the gift of renewed vision to two people and change the lives of millions through disease research and therapy.

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Jennifer Gelman, Director, Communications

Jennifer Gelman is the director of Communications for The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. She is responsible for creating and executing educational and awareness programs for LLF’s donor service area, along with overseeing the company’s volunteer program,  and Communications staff. She is an active member of the Assocation of Organ Procurement Organizations, serving as vice-chair for the PE/PR Council (2010-11) and chair (2011-12). Additionally, Gelman serves on the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign Leadership team and is an active member of the DSA Action Team. With nearly nine years of experience, Gelman has helped successfully lead a diverse client base spanning, consumer products, automotive, healthcare and technology industries.

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lisa photoLisa McAllister, Public Relations Coordinator, Communications

Lisa McAllister is the Public Relations Coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation. She hopes to spread education and advocacy about the importance of organ donation through social media and community events. With a background in public relations, writing, and advertising, Lisa is passionate about the LLF message and loves using her skills to encourage others to say YES to donation!


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