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Donate Life

Michael died unexpectedly at just 13-years-old. He left a lasting legacy by saving lives through organ donation. His mother, Silvia, shares his story and encourages others to register as organ donors.

Our Vision

Donor Network West’s vision is to be the premier community resource for organ and tissue donation in our service area of Northern California and Nevada. We will provide excellent and compassionate support and service to the public and health care professionals who serve them in the hope that each person will choose to be an organ donor.

Our Mission

Donor Network West saves and heals lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation. We honor and respect the donors and families we serve with compassionate care, and inspire our communities to donate life.


Stories in our Community

Young Organ Donor from California’s Central Valley to be Honored at Rose Parade®

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Young Organ Donor from California’s Central Valley to be Honored at Rose Parade®

Bay Area Teen, Saved by Organ Transplant as a Baby, Chosen as Rose Parade® Float Rider

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Bay Area Teen, Saved by Organ Transplant as a Baby, Chosen as Rose Parade® Float Rider

The San Francisco Giants and Donor Network West to Celebrate Donate Life Day

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The San Francisco Giants and Donor Network West to Celebrate Donate Life Day

Donor Network West Airs Daring Organ Donation Commercial

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Donor Network West Airs Daring Organ Donation Commercial
Young Organ Donor from California’s Central Valley to be Honored at Rose Parade® Young Organ Donor from California’s Central...
Bay Area Teen, Saved by Organ Transplant as a Baby, Chosen as Rose Parade® Float Rider Bay Area Teen, Saved by Organ...
The San Francisco Giants and Donor Network West to Celebrate Donate Life Day The San Francisco Giants and Donor...
Donor Network West Airs Daring Organ Donation Commercial Donor Network West Airs Daring Organ...

Organ Donation Facts and Stats

organ donor stats

Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives and heal another 75? Get the facts and statistics on organ and tissue donation.

Organ Transplant Wait List Map

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Over 10,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Northern California and Nevada. How many people are waiting near you?

Contribute

Charitable contributions help us continue our mission to save and heal lives. Generous financial gifts can provide educational programs and materials that reach the uniquely diverse communities we proudly serve. Additionally, funds allow us to honor, respect, and support the donor families.