In honor of National Donate Life Month, California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and Donate Life California (DLC) held a press conference at the State Capitol with donor family and recipient heroes who have inspired others to become organ, eye and tissue donors.
Donate Life California recently announced that nine million Californians had signed up on the state's Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry -- a new record high. Nearly 22,000 Californians now wait for life-saving organs. One organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can heal or enhance the lives of 50 more. For Speaker Pérez organ donation is deeply personal. Learn why in this Assembly Access video