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.