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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Tissue Donation Process

Tissue & Eye Donation:  1 day > 100+ years of age

  • Death occurs
  • Donor is referred to Lifesharing by Funeral Home, Hospital or MEO
    • 1-800-4-A-DONOR (1-800-423-6667)
    • 24/7 Donor Referral Line
  • Lifesharing/Eye Bank will approach the family
    • Donor Registry or Family Authorization
    • Extensive medical/social history and medical chart review
  • Donor body is transported to the Lifesharing Recovery Suite at the SD County Medical Examiner Office
  • Donation recovery takes place in an aseptic Operating Room using sterile techniques within 24 hours after death
  • Tissues are transported to tissue processors
  • Tissue grafts are produced, packaged, stored and shipped to hospitals and dental offices for use in recipients
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