Board of Supervisors to give monthly recognition to organ and tissue donors

San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang speaks during a news conference at San Francisco’s City Hall Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Audrey Garces/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will recognize organ and tissue donors monthly in an effort to increase awareness about the need for donors, Supervisor Katy Tang announced Tuesday.

“It’s a monthly reminder, because I know that if we just did this once a year, we would probably forget,” Tang said at a news conference in City Hall. “Today, for the first time at our Board of Supervisors, we will be adjourning in the names of recent organ and tissue donors.”

The supervisors planned to honor 17 donors from the month of June, both alive and deceased, during Tuesday’s meeting.

There are currently 665 San Franciscans waiting for at least one life-saving organ, according to the United Network of Organ Sharing. There were only 67 total transplant recipients in The City last year. Continue reading

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