Lifesharing is committed to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. We are the federally designated nonprofit group that coordinates all organ donation in San Diego and Imperial Counties (except living donation). We work closely with hospitals and donor families to give hope to the more than 100,000 people on the transplant waiting list.
In 2020, we helped transplant a record 424 organs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our highly skilled nurses and staff carry out the final wishes of donors and their families — by finding the best possible match for each organ. Tissue donation is often an option as well. One donor can help up to 75 people through the gift of bone, skin and other tissue. Our compassionate team members guide families through the donation process, helping them create a beautiful legacy for their loved one. Most people take great comfort in knowing their family member was able to give the gift of life.
Lifesharing is a proud Donate Life organization, consistently ranked as one of the top organ procurement organizations (OPO’s) in the country. We have received awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Lifesharing is regulated, licensed and accredited by the following groups and agencies:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)
State of California Department of Public Health
American Association of Tissue Banks
U.S. Food & Drug Administration