Friday, June 24, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
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Presentation: Organ & Tissue Donation
Ambassadors for Sierra Donor Services shared their personal stories and educated us about organ donation.
The impact of one organ and tissue donor is extraordinary.
One donor can save up to eight lives through the gifts of lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. Donors impact the lives of 50 or more people through the gift of tissue. For example, heart valves can be transplanted into children born with congenital heart defects. Skin tissue can be used to heal burn victims and for those who suffer from a disfiguring injury or disease.
Thank you to our Guest Presenters:
Rosie Mariani and Monica Adams are long-time friends who met when their kids were young. They both became Ambassadors for Sierra Donor Services, but from vastly different directions. They both shared their journeys as well as information about organ and tissue donation. Kyla Aquino, Representative of Sierra Donor Services also shared her experience as an organ recipient. Both of her parents were the kidney donors. She shared an excellent informational slideshow.
Nationally, more than 106,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and over 23,000 are in California alone. 20 people die each day waiting for an organ.
Surveys say that approximately 95% of people believe in organ donation, but the actual number of registered organ donors is closer to 35% . We believe that sharing stories and information can help narrow that gap.
There will be time for questions and discussion.
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