OneLegacy Kicks Off Donate Life Month with Over 280 Regional Activities in Southern California, Promoting the Importance of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation


April Highlights Include National Blue & Green Day (April 21) and 15th Annual Donate Life Run/Walk at Cal State Fullerton (April 29)

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OneLegacy is joining millions of Americans in April to celebrate Donate Life Month with a series of activities that will take place in seven Southern California counties. Donate Life Month was created to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and honor those who have been touched by the gift of donation.

Organized by the staff, volunteers and community partners of OneLegacy, the non-profit, federally designated organ, eye and tissue recovery organization serving the greater Los Angeles area, these local events range from flag raisings and educational programs, to city proclamations and the largest run/walk of its kind in the country. Participants include more than 45 hospitals and transplant centers, seven counties, over 115 cities, and thousands of organ, eye and tissue donation advocates, who are dedicated to supporting the program.

"We are grateful to our hospitals, city officials and community partners, who join us every year to stress the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation," said Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy. "Thanks to their continuous support, we have been able to increase donation awareness every year, with more than 35,000 life-saving transplants performed in the U.S. in 2016, helping save and heal the lives of many. Still, there is much work to be done."

Joining dozens of organizations around the country, OneLegacy is participating in the Donate Life "Flags Across America" initiative, which began in 2009 as a symbol of unity and hope. This initiative honors and celebrates donors and recipients whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donation, rallying every donor hospital and transplant center, as well as all recovery agencies, to collectively fly the Donate Life flag during April. OneLegacy has partnered with 20 Southland hospitals and organ donation partner organizations to raise flags across Southern California. Continue reading
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