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Organ Donation

Globally and nationally, there is a donor organ shortage. 

The demand for organ, eye and tissue donation exceeds the number of donors in the U.S. Every 10 minutes, another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list, and an average of 21 people die each day because the organs they need are not available in time (according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

You can help save someone's life by joining the registry to donate your organs, eyes or tissue after death. Get facts to common myths about organ donation

Join the Donate Life California organ donation registry

Another Option: Living Organ Donation

Becoming a living kidney or living liver donor is another way to help. A living organ donation can shorten the waiting period for an organ (or part of an organ) and can be performed with fewer complications and, often, better patient outcomes.

Organ donation is completely voluntary. Many mechanisms are in place to protect donor’s health, safety and privacy.

Learn more about living liver donation and living kidney donation at UC San Diego Health.


Helping Create a Donation-Friendly America

UC San Diego Health is a proud member of the Workplace Partnership for Life campaign, a national initiative focused on creating a "donation-friendly America." This nationwide network fosters donation education and creates opportunities in the community for individuals to sign up and save lives through their donation.

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