Mayor Ed Lee Was An Organ Donor. Are You?

SF WEEKLY | Ida Mojadad
Charlie Paulson spent one year on dialysis and three years on a waitlist for a kidney transplant until an anonymous donor came forward. (Courtesy photo)
Mayor Ed Lee’s vision is lasting in more ways than one. He was a registered tissue donor — which means someone in San Francisco could be walking around with our deceased mayor’s bones and corneas.

In a surreal moment, his name appeared during a monthly reading of organ and tissue donors at a Board of Supervisors meeting in January. With the consent of their families, Supervisor Katy Tang has read aloud the names since July.

“After all of our work to honor those people who gave the ultimate gift of life through organ and tissue donations, it never occurred to me that we would one day be honoring Mayor Lee for the same purpose at the Board of Supervisors,” Tang says. Continue reading

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