OneLegacy to Host Nation’s Largest Donation and Transplantation Symposium October 24 in Pomona

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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OneLegacy announced today that it will host its eighth annual “Donation and Transplantation Symposium” October 24 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Convention Center in Pomona. With attendance expected to exceed 1,000 hospital and transplant professionals, it will be the biggest gathering of its kind in the country.
OneLegacy to host nation’s largest Donation and Transplantation Symposium October 24 in Pomona
OneLegacy is the largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization in the world. Last year it achieved a record-setting performance in lives saved with nearly 1,500 transplants from a record number of organ donors. Still more than 22,000 California residents are waiting to receive lifesaving hearts, lungs, livers, kidneys and other organs; but there are simply not enough individuals saying “yes” to donation to meet the growing need.

“This symposium will help address that ongoing challenge by providing hospitals the tools and information they need to raise public awareness and ease the donor management process,” said Kathy Vasilopulos, OneLegacy’s vice president of organ operations. “Attendees will hear from and interact with respected healthcare professionals, organ procurement specialists and donor recipients who will share messages designed to positively impact donation activity at their own hospitals and in their own communities.”

Among the inspirational speakers will be Mary Reuland, mother of former NFL tight-end Konrad Reuland who died of a brain aneurysm in December 2016 but whose generous gift of heart, kidneys and liver donations gave three recipients a second chance at life. One of the recipients was baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who received Konrad’s heart and right kidney. Continue reading

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