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Donate Life Run/Walk

Sep 5, 2019

Today, with over 50 employees and family members, Lakewood Regional Medical Center is participating in the 2017 Donate Life Run/Walk event at California State Fullerton University to raise awareness about organ and tissue donations.

This noncompetitive 5K/1K takes place to educate the community about organ and tissue donations while supporting OneLegacy, a non-profit organ procurement organization serving the greater Los Angeles region.

The team from Lakewood Regional Medical Center is volunteering to run the 5K or walk the 1K to show unified support for organ and tissue donation. The team captain is Julie Ngin who is enthusiastic about the event.

“I’m proud of our team of volunteers representing Lakewood Regional Medical Center,” said CEO John Grah. “As healthcare members, we are keenly aware of the need for organ and tissue donations and we’re excited to support this event that raises awareness in the community.”

Like all organ procurement organizations, OneLegacy is designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the tissue bank is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration. OneLegacy serves 215 hospitals and 11 transplant centers, all serving a diverse population of over 20 million people in 7 counties.

“The need for organ and tissue donations is astronomical,” said Grah. “We believe in saving lives, and without a doubt, organ donations do that. So whatever we can do to raise awareness and encourage people to be organ donors, we will do.”

For more information about OneLagacy go to www.onelegacy.org

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