Sierra Donor Services reflects on their lifesaving achievements in 2023

January 19, 2024

In 2023, Sierra Donor Services reached incredible heights in organ and tissue donation and transplantation. This past year we celebrated the impact of 171 donor heroes who made 442 transplants possible in 2023. We also celebrated 806 Tissue Donors with a record 561 Musculoskeletal Donors and 91 Heart Valve Donors. Our amazing Birth Tissue team was able to receive 316 birth tissue donations this past year and through our Aftercare program we were able to help 1182 families through our Grief Coach services.

This is an incredible achievement and would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone at SDS. We are so excited to see what this year will hold, and cannot wait to help save even more lives in 2024.

More than 100,000 Americans are awaiting a life-saving organ transplant, despite an average of 110 people receiving a transplant each day in the U.S. The SDS team works tirelessly to save lives for the more than 20,000 Californians currently on the organ transplant waitlist.

SDS encourages everyone to register to #BeTheGift as an organ, eye and tissue donor at

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.

#BeTheGift that saves lives!

When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

To access the National Registry, click here.