JJ's Legacy: a special focus on kidney

Kern Golden Empire | Olivia LaVoice

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. The nonprofit JJ's Legacy that raises awareness for organ donation, is focusing on kidney donation this year.

Organizers say it's an organ needed by a large number of people in Kern County and unlike other donations, you can donate while still living.

After Lori Malkin lost her son, Jeffrey Johns, who she calls 'JJ', she made the decision to donate his organs, which saved the lives of five strangers. Years later, JJ's Legacy continues.

This year, the focus is on kidney donation and it's fitting that March is National Kidney Month. Continue reading