Established in 1968
Board of Directors
Senator Art Torres (Ret.), JD
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
J. Thomas Rosenthal, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
James Atkinson M.D.
Pediatric Surgery Physician
Rob Blackman, M.D.
Sandra Wallace Blaydow
Human Resources Manager
Educator and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) committee member
Earle E. Crandall, MD, PhD, FACS, FICS
Neurosurgeon, Earle E. Crandall, Inc.
Jason L. Gray
Business and Legal Executive
Rafael Mendez, MD, FACS (Emeritus)
Mendez Transplant & Urological Medical Group
Robert Mendez, MD, FACS (Emeritus)
University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine
Thomas Mone (ex-officio)
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Darline P. Robles, PhD
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
OneLegacy saves and heals lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, comforts the families we serve, and inspires our communities to Donate Life.
OneLegacy serves more than 200 hospitals, 10 transplant centers and a diverse population of nearly
20 million people within seven counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura,
Santa Barbara and Kern counties.
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST RECENT COMMUNITY IMPACT?
The joint efforts of OneLegacy’s dedicated staff, donors, hospitals and community partners are placing us on track to increase the number of lives saved in 2021 through the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.
WAYS TO BECOME INVOLVED
• More than 107,000 Americans including 21,000 Californians are waiting for a donor and the need for transplants is growing far faster than potential donors as less than 1% of all deaths qualify for donation. You can save the life of a neighbor, parent or friend, or someone you don’t even know, by registering to be a donor at your local DMV or by visiting www.OneLegacy.org/Register
• Join the team of OneLegacy Ambassadors and Embajadores, who volunteer their time to share their donation stories and inspire local communities to save and heal lives when they register as organ, eye and tissue donors. To learn more visit www.OneLegacy.org
• Watch the Donate Life float at the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Celebrating 19 years of participation in the Tournament of Roses’ Parade, the 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade float and its “Courage to Hope” theme is the center of a national effort to reach viewers from around the nation and across the globe to share the important message that organ, eye and tissue donation saves and heals lives. Visit www.DonateLifeFloat.org to learn more.
• Join more than 12,000 of your fellow Southern Californians at the annual Donate Life Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Cal State Fullerton. Get your team together to run or walk and participate in OneLegacy’s largest fundraising event of the year. Learn more at: www.DonateLifeRunWalk.org
• Help spread the word with your family, friends and the community that the opportunity to donate and to receive a lifesaving transplant knows no national, racial, ethnic or religious boundaries, nor sexual orientation. One organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can heal more than