LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OneLegacy, the nonprofit organ procurement organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the greater Los Angeles area, announced today a new national record of organs recovered and transplanted in 2016.
According to Chief Executive Officer Thomas Mone, the year just concluded saw a 9.2 percent increase in transplants over 2015 to a national record of 1,463 recovered from a OneLegacy all-time high of 481 organ donors (a 4.6 percent increase). The year also saw OneLegacy set a national record of 2,732 tissue donors and 1,535 cornea donors, increases over 2015 of 6.1 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively.
OneLegacy donation professionals collaborate with colleagues at more than 200 hospitals, 11 transplant centers, seven sheriff coroner departments, and hundreds of funeral homes while educating local communities to register and say “yes” to organ, eye and tissue donation. In addition to this outreach, OneLegacy and its transplant colleagues “continue to pioneer clinical innovations to successfully transplant more organs from these donors as part of our efforts to end deaths on the waitlists and give waiting recipients a second chance at life,” says Mone.Share