About Us:

Lifesharing is one of 58 regional non-profits dedicated to the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and tissue donation. Lifesharing provides organ recovery, donor family support, and educational services for the diverse population of approximately 3 million people in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Organ and tissue procurement services supply 28 donor hospitals and four local transplant centers with transplantable organs for the ever-growing waiting list of nearly 2,200 San Diego patients and more than 123,000 patients nationwide.

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astate@ucsd.edu

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Lifesharing

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 114,000 people on the transplant waiting list.

In 2017, we helped transplant a record 384 organs. 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

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