Our logo, the heart and gear within the infinity symbol, was developed in 1983 when the organization was established. At that time, we were assisting heart transplant patients exclusively. This explains the heart symbol. Extensive technical research on both left ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts was nearing clinical use, and this technology is symbolized by a gear.
Today, because we have expanded our services to include all organ and tissue transplant patients, as well as spinal cord injury patients, the heart better signifies the universal symbol of love and generosity from volunteers, financial contributors, transplant & spinal cord injury professionals and, of course, organ donors everywhere.
The infinity sign represents the interdependence of medicine and technology which always coexists.