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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. You can help save someone's life by joining the registry to donate your organs, eyes or tissue after death.

Read facts on common myths about organ donation.

Join the Donate Life California organ donation registry

Another Option: Living Kidney Donation

Becoming a living kidney 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 kidney donation at UC San Diego Health.

Video: Honor Walk Pays Tribute to Organ Donor



Fire Captain Robin Cervantes, who was killed in an accident, donated four organs that helped four recipients. His family, friends and medical team paid tribute to his generosity with an Honor Walk as he was wheeled to the operating room for the donation.

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