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Saving Lives healing people

Donor Network West saves and heals lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation and research.

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Making Compassionate Connections

Donor Network West proudly serves more than 13 million people, connecting organ and tissue donors to people in need throughout northern California and northern Nevada.

Here for our communities

As the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) we have a vast network of partners and resources to best serve those who live in northern California and northern Nevada.

Donor Network West service areas

Learn More About Communities We Serve

  • 100,000 people

    are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States

  • Every 10 minutes

    another person is added to the national transplant waitlist

  • 17 people on average

    die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant

  • 1 donor

    can give eight people a second chance at life

  • 416 organ donors

    gave the gift of life in our communities in 2022

  • Get the facts about organ donation and tissue donation

    Facts and Stats
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More Ways to Support Donor Network West

Every year we work to reach the 13 million+ individuals in our service area of northern California and northern Nevada with engaging and diverse educational programs to empower them to register to become an organ donor. Your financial contributions and volunteer hours help our non-profit organization fulfill its mission to extend and heal the lives of people in our communities.

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Organ Donor Registration

A minute to you, a lifetime to another.

It only takes a minute to sign up as a registered organ donor to give someone a second chance at life.

“We were trying to make sense of it all and wanted to give meaning to his short life. That is why we wanted organ donation.”
Silvia Van Steyn | mother of 13-year-old Michael Balsley-Rodriguez
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