Many years ago my husband died and I was not asked about donating. If feel that I would of gotten some relief in knowing he helped others. Soon after that, I became involved in organ and tissue donation and then transplant. I believe that everyone has the right to make the decision and this organization helps to give the information needed to do this. Thank you for all you do!
I am a transplant recipient, and not only does donate life bring awareness to those who do not know about organ donation, but it also gives hope to those waiting for a transplant.
My 17 year old son registered as an organ donor when he got his drivers license at age 16. Little did anyone realize he would die a year and a half later and save 5 lives, give sight to 2 and help numerous others though tissue donation.
When we sat in the hospital our family searched for a "lesson" to be learned to be shared and something to make sense of the senseless. We then realized that the fact that SCOTT had made the decision to donate himself was the lesson. The lesson we share everywhere we go! We have never met Scott's recipients but we have adopted lots of them along our journey.
To see a life saved despite a tragedy is the greatest gift EVERY! DLC does great work!
Donate Life California saves and improves lives through organ and tissue donation. Besides what happens in the hospitals they do a great job raising awareness across the state of California for the Donate Life registry. With their great work in the community they are saving the lives of thousands!
This organization facilitates a new life for those who are dying of organ failure. It also helps those families of loved ones who are approaching death to better understand how the dying can help bring life to those in need of a life saving organ. It also helps families in their community begin to talk about death and their final wishes before a possible tragic event. One might say that it brings death to to table, opens the door to the inevitable, and might even encourage us all to lead a more fruitful life.
Donate Life is an amazing group and one whose members are the most generous, kind and compassionate people. I became aware of this organization when my son became sick in 2010 and needed a kidney transplant. After 7 months of dialysis, I was able to donate a kidney to him and he is now living a normal life and able to do all the things he loves to do without any restrictions. Donate Life has allowed me to educate and inspire my community about the importance of organ and tissue donation. They provide the training and materials and they make my volunteer time fun and rewarding. Donate Life has given me an opportunity to share my story and hopefully inspire others to register as organ and tissue donors....donation saves lives!
being a donor is a very special way to save a life.
I was devastated when my fiancee died waiting for a liver transplant; I went to a few different groups and just never felt like I was with people who "got it". When I started volunteering through Donate Life California, I finally started to feel like I had control back. I was surrounded by loving people who knew what I was going through and I felt like I was truly honoring Matt by sharing our story and encouraging others to register as donors. Even though I lost the most important person in my life, my family has become enormous! And I know these are all people who "get it" and will support me (and Matt) through any good times and bad to come.
Donate life California is an amazing organization due to the connections all donor families have with them. My mom was an organ donor and I'm proud to be part of events that Donate life California has because I'm there with other folks that have dealt with my experience. Plus we love to be out there sharing our stories and educating society on organ donation and its importance.
Cannot begin to tell you about what Donate Life (Done Vida) does everywhere. I am alive today because of my Hero, my donor and what he did for me five years ago. May God Bless all who are involved with this fine organization in California and everywhere else!
Soon after our daughter Steph's passing, we were asked if we'd give our consent to Donate her Organs... My 1st reaction was "TO GO OFF" on that woman, but after giving it much thought, & realizing that there was nothing else they could to bring our girl back... We said, "Yes" to Organ & Tissue Donation. Her Legacy Lives on in the Lives that she Helped/Saved. Since then, my family & I have all become registered donors, & I am now an Ambassador for Donate Life of California.
Facebook has proved to be the best media to promote organ/tissue and marrow donation. Many years ago I would have never imagined I could tell millions of people about my son who gave life to children! I used to make flyers and pins and every year durring holidays or anniversaries I would inspire others even teens to become donors. Finally we have a bigger voice. Because of this the possibilities for life are endless!