Showing posts from April 28, 2016

Organ Transplant Recipients Will Gather in Guinness World Records Title Attempt at the Donate Life Run/Walk & Family Festival

14 th Annual Run/Walk Honors Those Touched by Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation, Inspires Southland Residents to Donate Life Elsa Arana, Granada Hills resident, made the decision to donate her son Marco’s organs when he passed away suddenly at the age of 28 in a car accident.  In 2010, the Arana family had the rare opportunity to meet one of Marco’s organ recipients: David Jones, a young African American man who had been undergoing dialysis treatments for 11 hours a day before he received the life-saving gift of a kidney. Now, Elsa dedicates her time to being an Ambassador for OneLegacy, the non-profit organization dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. As an ambassador Elsa spreads the word about the life-saving power of organ donation and inspires others to register as donors. OneLegacy’s Ambassadors adopt cities, DMV field offices, high schools and hospitals. Through these community-based efforts, Ambassador