Organ, eye &

tissue donation

saves lives

how one

can save


The impact of one organ and tissue donor is extraordinary. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives through the gifts of their lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. One tissue donor can improve the lives of 75 or more people.

Our Stories

“There’s no future that’s not open to him. We owe it all to the donor family.”

“I am not only grateful for my new heart, but I feel it’s really my responsibility to take care of it.”

“My transplant gave me everything back.”

donor family

& recipient


Take a Moment to Save Lives

Registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor only takes a couple of minutes. But the impact you have will last a lifetime for transplant recipients and their families.

Register in California

our 2023



It’s simple: the more people who register, the more lives that can be saved. Help us reach our 2023 donor registration goal by signing up today!

150,000+ Sign Ups

Goal: 115,000 Total

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Organ Donors

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Organs Transplanted

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Tissue Donors

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Tissue Grafts Recovered

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we can only do it together

#BeTheGift Connections is a series of monthly programs designed to inform and connect the public to lifesaving stories of organ donation and transplantation.

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