168 Organ Transplants and 21,000 Tissue Transplants Were Made Possible in May
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing a five-year growth trend that has seen ongoing increases in the number of organ, eye and tissue donors, OneLegacy announced today a new one-month record of organs and tissues recovered and transplanted.
OneLegacy announces record-setting month in organ and tissue donation and transplant| Tweet thisWith 55 organ donors, 168 lifesaving organ transplants, and 281 tissue donors in May, OneLegacy saw a 28 percent increase in organ donors, 20 percent increase in organs transplanted, and nearly 11 percent more tissues recovered, as compared with the same numbers from May 2017. This milestone continues the growth trend for OneLegacy, thanks to the combined efforts of OneLegacy’s professional staff, hospitals and generous donors and families.
As the federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization in charge of organ, eye, and tissue donation and recovery in the greater Los Angeles area, these record numbers translate into more lives saved and healed in Southern California, thanks to the power of donation.
“At OneLegacy we continue to pioneer clinical, technical and social change innovations to end deaths on the waitlists and give waiting recipients a second chance at life and health,” said Tom Mone, chief executive officer at OneLegacy. “With 20 people dying each day nationwide while waiting for a lifesaving organ donation, our work remains vitally important as is our commitment to helping our community increase lifesaving and healing donation.” Continue reading