California Transplant Donor Network
A California Highway Patrol officer who was fatally shot in Contra Costa County in 2012 and had his organs donated to save others’ lives is being honored on a float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena Thursday.
A Bay Area woman who crusaded for more people to become organ donors is being honored, even after her death.
Nearly 120,000 people in the U.S. need life-saving organ transplants, according to organ donor networks. A San Francisco man who’s lived through personal tragedy has made it his life’s mission to increase the donor pool. He’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner.