Media Resources

Thank you for your interest in reporting on organ, eye and tissue donation. Below you will find links and other resources to help you inform your readers and viewers about how organ, eye and tissue donation saves and heals lives! Please include a link to our website,, in your stories to encourage your audience to get more information and to register to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

2016 Donate Life California Media Kit – Includes an overview of Donate Life California, up-to-date donation and transplant statistics, and more.

Organ & Tissue Donation Terms for Media – Includes technical terms and definitions associated with organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation, and what terms are appropriate and inappropriate to use when reporting on the recovery of organs.

Fast Facts – Includes statistics and dispels commonly believed myths and misconceptions regarding organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.

Donate Life California News Page – Includes the latest news and events involving Donate Life California and Donate Life organizations.

Donate Life California YouTube Channel – Includes videos produced by Donate Life California and news videos featuring Donate Life California.

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How Donation Works – Explains the process of organ, eye and tissue donation and why less than one percent of deaths meet the criteria for organ donation.

What is Brain Death? – Explains what brain death is and shows how brain function is affected.

What Organs Can Be Donated – Lists the organs that can be donated, their functions, why they are needed for transplant, and how long they have to be transplanted from the time of recovery.

What Tissues Can Be Donated – Lists the tissues that can be donated, their functions, and why they are needed.

Interactive Body Tour – Take an interactive tour of the body, its organs and tissues and what can be donated to help save and heal lives.

The Organ Transplant Waiting List – Explains what the National Organ Transplant Waiting List is, how it was established, and how people get on it to wait for a life-saving organ transplant.

Frequently Asked Questions – Includes answers to questions like, “Who can be a registered organ, eye and tissue donor?” and “How do I become a registered organ, eye and tissue donor?”

Local Donation Resources – Contact information along with areas served for California’s four federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs).

National Donation Resources – Includes links to national Donate Life organizations and federally-authorized organ donation and transplant nonprofits.

Donate Life California Media Contact:
Megan MacNee
Direct: 916-678-6006