Chillon Latiolais with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), will be the guest speaker Thursday at the Minden Lions Club meeting.
She is the mother of two boys and spends her time on the road talking to many and spreading the word about the gift of organ donation.
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, to accomplish its life saving and enhancing goals.
The Lions meet at noon in the American Legion Hall on Pine Street.