AAPI Sacramento Gala

February 20, 2024

(From Left to Right)

  • Dr. Sandeep Mittal – Chair
  • Dr. Shiv Pawar – Board member
  • Dr. Lakshmi Nagaraju – Board member
  • Angelika Williams – SDS External Affairs Coord.
  • Dr. Rashmi Verma – President of AAPI
  • Kyla Aquino-Irving – SDS Senior External Affairs Coord.
  • Dr. SriHarsha Rao – Board member
  • Parikshith Gari – SDS BI Solutions Architect

Sierra Donor Services (SDS) joined the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI Sacramento) at their 2nd Annual Gala in Sacramento on Saturday, February 10. It was an evening full of fun, live music performances, elaborate Indian cuisine, and even a magic show for the children in attendance. This charity event and membership drive hosted more than 250 adults and children – about 200 of those were physicians in the Sacramento region.

SDS held a booth with information on organ, eye and tissue donation at the front entrance and had lots of help from the youth volunteers with AAPI Sacramento. The youth volunteers were eager to learn and even helped record video content for our social media.

We are excited to continue fostering a relationship with this local group!

For more information about the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Sacramento, visit

About Sierra Donor Services

Sierra Donor Services (SDS) serves nearly three million people in Northern California and Northern Nevada. We are an exceptional team of professionals dedicated to saving and improving lives by connecting organ and tissue donation to the patients who need them. We strive to extend the reach of each generous donor’s gift to those who are always profoundly grateful for them.

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