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Organ, tissue donations rise in 2023

Organ, tissue donations rise in 2023

A nonprofit that arranges organ donations and transplants throughout Southern California had a good year in 2023.

OneLegacy had 721 donors last year, an 11 percent increase from 2022, and 1,840 successful transplants, a 13 percent year-over-year increase, according to a statement released Jan. 8.

That growth continues a 12-year trend in which OneLegacy has experienced an 84 percent increase in organ donors and a 48 percent uptick in organs that surgeons have used for transplants.

The Los Angeles-based entity – which serve Riverside, San Bernardino and five other counties – also grew 30 percent in 2023, to more than 425 full-time employees, according to the statement.

“Thanks to our caring and dedicated team of donation professionals and our colleagues in hospitals across the region, we were able to help a record number of donors and their families leave a lifesaving legacy in 2023,” said Prasad Garimella, OneLegacy’s chief executive officer, in the statement.”

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