1303 W Optical Drive, Azusa, CA 91702
Established in 1968
Chief Executive Officer
Chief External Affairs Officer
Vice President of Foundation Operations
Chief Financial Officer
Board of Directors
William I. Chertok (Chairman of the Board)
Senator Art Torres (Ret.), JD
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
J. Thomas Rosenthal, MD (Secretary)
Professor Emeritus Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
James Atkinson M.D
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
Rob Blackman, M.D.
Sandra Wallace Blaydow
Human Resources Manager
Gloria Bohrer, (Secretary)
Earle E. Crandall, MD, PhD, FACS, FICS
Earle E. Crandall, Inc.
Prasad Garimella (ex-officio)
Jason L. Gray
Rafael Mendez, MD, FACS (Emeritus)
Mendez Transplant & Urological Medical Group
Robert Mendez, MD, FACS (Emeritus)
California Water Services Group
Darline P. Robles, PhD
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.
Areas of Funding
More than 106,000 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 our 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 20 years of participation in the Tournament of Roses’ Parade, the 2023 Donate Life Rose Parade float and its “Lifting Each Other Up” 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.
Watch for more information regarding our annual Donate Life Run/Walk held every Spring. Then join more than 5,000 of your fellow Southern Californians at our 21st annual event, OneLegacy’s largest fundraising gathering 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 75 others.
GOALS FOR 2023
• Earlier this month, OneLegacy opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters and Donor Recovery Center in Azusa. The Center triples OneLegacy’s recovery capacity and by doing so serves as a critical connector for Southern California’s regional healthcare system. The center features the nation’s first helipad designed exclusively to facilitate emergency transport of surgeons and organs to ensure their timely transit needed to save the lives of desperately waiting recipients.
• In 2023 OneLegacy will continue to serve as the bridge to life for nearly 20 million Southern Californians and waiting recipients nationwide. The joint efforts of OneLegacy’s dedicated staff, donors, hospitals and community partners place OneLegacy on track for its seventh consecutive record setting year in the number of lives saved through the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.
• Currently, nearly 60% of those Americans waiting for a transplant are from racial and ethnic minorities, including 29% African American and 21% Hispanic. These numbers make it critically important to educate communities of color about registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor and also about becoming a living donor. Toward that end, in 2023 OneLegacy will continue partner with many community and multicultural advocacy organizations throughout the greater Los Angeles community to help tell this story and help register people of color to be organ and tissue donors.