The Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Registry are considered the biggest as over 11 million Californians have opted and checked the organ donor box through their driver’s license applications. Today, there are still over 100,000 patients who are waiting for an eye, tissue, or organ donation.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Director of Surgical Services, Sandy Price, said the organ donation does not take away the life of any donor or a loved one who already died, but, it fulfills the lives of many others who still have a life to live. Organ donations she said are very much appreciated as it helps other people out.
April is the Donate Life Month, and the Lompoc Valley Medical Center acknowledges this event locally, celebrating both the donors and the people who have received an eye, tissue, or organ.
In line with the celebration, the institution has arranged a “Wear Blue and Green Day” activity, which is scheduled on April 17, Friday. There will also be a Donate Life run or walk to be held on April 25, Saturday at the Cal State Fullerton in Southern California. The doctors urge everyone to participate as donors can be even up to 90 years of age.