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Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry

As the state-authorized nonprofit organ and tissue donor registry, Donate Life California is dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of Californians awaiting life-saving transplants.

 

Organ Advocacy Organizations

American Liver Foundation Greater Los Angeles Division

American Liver Foundation Greater Los Angeles Division works to promote liver wellness and educational initiatives through targeted programs that reach the youth, patients, the general public and the professional community.

American Lung Association in California

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy.

National Kidney Foundation Serving Southern California and Southern Nevada

The NKF Serving S. California & S. Nevada, a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Renal Support Network

The Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to help patients develop their personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of the disease. A vital role of RSN is to provide lawmakers and policymakers with the patients’ perspective on the needs and capabilities of people with CKD.

 

Transplant Patient Organizations

TRIO Ventura County/West Valley Chapter

The Ventura County/West Valley chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education for pre- and post-transplant patients as well as building community awareness of the need for organ donation. Established in 1996, the chapter provides speakers and volunteers for radio, television, churches, businesses, service organizations and health fairs. The group conducts two evening meetings and one breakfast meeting monthly.

United Organ Transplant Association (UOTA)

The United Organ Transplant Association, is a nonprofit charitable Corporation dedicated to providing educational, emotional and financial support to pre- and post- transplant patients.

 

Blood Banks

American Red Cross of Southern California

As a major blood collection and distribution center, American Red Cross of Southern California serves a metropolitan area of over 12 million people and provide blood services to more than 150 hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

Houchin Community Blood Bank

Houchin Community Blood Bank, founded April 2, 1951, is a quality service, non-profit organization committed to being the sole provider of a safe, adequate blood supply from volunteer blood donors. As the only blood bank in Kern County, Houchin Blood Bank supplies the total blood needs of the county’s hospitals, private cancer and blood disease treatment facilities, dialysis centers and home health agencies specializing in home transfusion medicine.

Lifestream

Formerly The Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, Lifestream has been serving donors and saving and enhancing the lives of patients since 1951. As a non-profit health care organization, the Blood Bank collects 350 pints of blood components daily to meet the ongoing and emergency needs of 4 million people and 33 medical facilities in the Inland Empire.

 

Other Donate Life Community Partners

Mendez National Institute of Transplantation (MNIT)

MNIT advances the science and practice of organ replacement therapy through clinical research, basic research and educational programs that leverage the NIT's accumulated knowledge, experience and active transplant programs. A goal of the NIT is to educate the general public about the treatment option of organ transplantation, organ donation and prevention of end-stage organ disease.

San Bernardino County Medical Society

The San Bernardino County Medical Society, founded in 1878, is a non-profit, professional membership organization representing 1,800 physicians practicing medicine in San Bernardino County. Its purpose is to promote and develop the art and the science of medicine, to conserve and protect the public health and to promote the betterment of the medical profession.

24-Hour Organ/Tissue Donor Referral Line - (800) 338 6112