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  • Lifesharing Announces 2022 Nurse of the Year

    Jaclyn (“Jackie”) Russe is Lifesharing’s “Nurse of the Year” and UC San Diego Health’s Nurse Consultant award winner. The accolades were announced during Nurses Week, which runs from...

    May 05, 2022
  • Lifesharing Saves a Record Number of Lives During the Pandemic

    Lifesharing saved a record 424 lives in 2020, successfully overcoming extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19. Determined to carry out their mission, our team achieved two incredible milestones: a record 143 organ donors and a record 424 organs transplanted...

    Feb 01, 2022
  • Día De Los Muertes 2021

    Each year Lifesharing creates a beautiful ofrenda (altar) to honor its recent heroes. Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Día de los Muertos......

    Nov 02, 2021
  • Lifesharing Helps Vaccinate Thousands at Petco Park

    Lifesharing is proud to have been part of an amazing effort to keep the San Diego community safe from COVID-19. Our staffers routinely volunteered at the Vaccination Super Station from the day it opened until the day it closed....

    Mar 19, 2021
  • Digital Day of Remembrance

    Lifesharing traditionally holds an annual memorial ceremony to honor its recent organ and tissue donors. This year however, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of...

    Nov 10, 2020
  • Help Slow the Spread of COVID

    COVID-19 vaccines are now being distributed in California, but we must all remain vigilant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still urging people...

    Jun 18, 2019
  • Lifesharing to honor North County Hero Dad in Rose Parade

    Lifesharing, the federally designated organ donation group in San Diego, is proud to honor Everardo Martinez on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. The float features organ donors from all over the country – Martinez will represent the San Diego area on behalf of Lifesharing....

    Nov 13, 2018
  • 2018 National Donor Sabbath

    For many people, faith plays an important role in their decision to register as an organ and tissue donor. The National Donor Sabbath is an opportunity to share the importance of donation with your community. During this three-day observance, faith leaders are encouraged to educate the public about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. The transplant waiting list is much larger than the number of eligible donors. Sadly, an average of 22 people die each day in the U.S. because of the shortage of organs. Meanwhile, a new person is added to the wait list every 10 minutes. More than 114,000 people need a lifesaving organ....

    Nov 02, 2018
  • Donate Life Night at Petco Park – July 30th, 2018

    Lifesharing, the federally designated organ donation group in San Diego, was proud to partner with the San Diego Padres for the 5th Annual “Donate Life Night” at Petco Park on Monday, July 30th. David Abbott, 10, threw out the honorary first pitch in memory of his younger brother, Will Abbott. Will was a young Padres fan who became an organ donor at the tender age of four. His heart, liver and kidneys saved the lives of 3 children and one adult. Will’s story has struck a chord with many people, and his family was interviewed by NBC 7 that evening....

    Aug 01, 2018
  • Lifesharing celebrates National Nurses Week May 6 – 12

    Lifesharing nurses have a unique mission. They comfort grieving families and make sure their loved ones live on — through the gift of organ donation. “There’s nothing else like it in the nursing community,” said Lifesharing Executive Director Lisa Stocks. “It’s not just a shift that you work — it’s a lifestyle.”...

    May 08, 2018
  • Lifesharing Celebrates a Successful Donate Life Month

    Lifesharing would like to thank all of its families and community partners for making Donate Life Month a huge success. There were many events held across San Diego and California — all with the goal of inspiring people to register as organ and tissue donors. On April 1st, Lifesharing Executive Director Lisa Stocks kicked off Donate Life Month with a live interview on KUSI’s “Good Morning San Diego.” She addressed the shortage of organs, both locally and nationally. “In San Diego County, there are more than 2,000 people waiting for an organ transplant. Organ donation is a really rare occurrence,” she told KUSI Anchor, Jason Austell. “In San Diego County, there are only about 100 organ donors per year, so that doesn’t go very far to help the 115,000 people waiting in the United States.”...

    Apr 30, 2018
  • April is Donate Life Month

    Lifesharing is excited to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April. The goal is to inspire people to register as organ and tissue donors, and to celebrate the heroes who’ve given the gift of life. Several San Diego hospitals will be holding events and posting signs. Some will also light their buildings blue and green — the colors of the Donate Life logo. Speaking of blue and green… mark your calendars for Friday, April 13, 2018! This is “National Blue and Green Day.” Everyone is encouraged to wear these colors to promote organ, eye and tissue donation. As you know, the need is great. More than 115,000 Americans are waiting for a lifesaving organ. California has the longest waiting list at more than 21,000. Last year, more than 80 people in our area (San Diego and Imperial Counties) died because there weren’t enough donors. ...

    Apr 03, 2018
  • Dozens of names added to Lifesharing’s Butterfly Wall of Heroes

    Lifesharing is proud to announce the addition of 25 more heroes to our Butterfly Wall. The memorial is a stunning tribute to organ and tissue donors – each butterfly represents a donor hero. On March 15, 2018, several families added their loved ones to the wall in an emotional event. Cecilia Bradley was surrounded by family as she added her son, Ryan, to the memorial. “You are our hero, forever. We love you,” she said aloud. Ryan Anthony Morrison Bradley became a tissue donor when he passed away at age 25. Tissue donors can save patients facing life-threatening burns and restore mobility to injured servicemen and women. One tissue donor can heal up to 75 people....

    Mar 20, 2018
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