OneLegacy Announces Record-Setting Year in Organ and Cornea Donation

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More Than 3,100 Donors Throughout Seven Southern California Counties Help Bring the Gift of Life to Others as the Power of Donation Grows Nationwide

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OneLegacy, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organ procurement organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, announced today a record number of organ donors in 2017, surpassing the previous mark set just a year earlier. OneLegacy also announced an 18 percent increase in cornea donation to its eye bank, the largest such bank in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Thanks to the generous acts of people committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others, OneLegacy reported 487 organ donors and 2,642 tissue and eye donors in 2017, resulting in 1,374 lifesaving organ transplants and up to 200,000 lives healed through tissue and cornea transplantation. It also saw 1,249 corneas processed and distributed by OneLegacy, as compared to 1,054 in 2016. Continue reading
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