Donate Life

Make a Difference with Mission Hospital

Did you know that more than 123,000 men, women and children are currently listed on the National waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant? And that 1 in 5 of those individuals reside in California? They are children, women, and men of all ages and backgrounds who are in need of a second chance at living. At Mission Hospital we are committed to continually improving the health and quality of life within the communities we serve. That is why Mission Hospital has worked closely with OneLegacy, the non-profit organ and tissue recovery agency, for many years to reduce that waiting list. Mission Hospital is proud to partner with OneLegacy and support the donation process with dignity, service, excellence and justice.

After all medical procedures have failed to save a life, organ, cornea and tissue donation can be considered in certain cases. Thanks to the decision of individuals and their families, the remarkable support from Mission Hospital staff, and the collaboration with OneLegacy, there have been many lives saved and enhanced through organ, tissue and eye donation.

Take the Next Step to Give New Life

On behalf of those waiting for a transplant and in solidarity with those patients and families who have already given the gift of life, we thank you for taking the time to consider registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

You can find out more about the steps needed to get involved by visiting the Donate Life California website.

Butterfly Organ, Tissue and Eye Memorial Dedication

In November 2016, Mission Hospital dedicated an organ, tissue and eye memorial in honor of those who gave their life to save another. The dedication was attended by 250 families and friends of donors whose names are honored on a plaque on the wall behind a beautiful butterfly sculpture named “Lifted Spirits.” Mission Hospital continually honors donors by holding an annual memorial event for the families and friends of recent donors.

“It was such a beautiful ceremony. I don't attend to really anything because it's really hard for me. I'm so glad I made the decision to go. I now see things differently. The man that made his speech about getting his liver made me see things different. How he appreciated his life and not taking anything for granted. I always question my decision, now I know I made the right one. I know there are a couple of girls getting a second chance because of my daughter. They have a second chance of life. And part of my baby lives on. Thank you for honoring our loves one, may God bless you!!!”
- This is a note received from a mother of one of the honored donors.