Fact Sheet


Background: OneLegacy is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation in the seven-county greater Los Angeles area. As the largest non-profit, federally-designated organ procurement organization (OPO) in the United States, OneLegacy is dedicated to achieving the donation of life-saving and healing organs and tissues for those in need of transplants and to providing a sense of purpose and comfort to those families we serve.

Oversight: Like all OPOs, OneLegacy is federally designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a licensed tissue bank, OneLegacy Tissue Operations is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). OneLegacy is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), a government-chartered nationwide network operating the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Founded: 1977 (Founded as the Southern California Organ Procurement Center [SCOPC], merged with Regional Organ Procurement Agency [ROPA] in 1999.)

Service Area: Seven-county greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

Headquarters: 221 South Figueroa Street, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T (213) 229-5600 Main
F (213) 229-5601

Offices: Bakersfield
Downtown Los Angeles

Officers: Robert Mendez, MD, FACS - Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Tom Mone - Chief Executive Officer
Prasad Garimella - Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer
Cynthia Perley - Chief Financial Officer
Rafael G. Mendez, MD, FACS - Co-Founder

Services: Evaluation of organ, eye and tissue donor suitability; coordination of organ recovery; organ placement; cornea recovery and processing; tissue recovery; family support and aftercare; hospital staff education; public education.

Employees: Approx. 300

Revenues: Approx. $65 million

Major Clients: 215 hospitals, 11 transplant centers and a multicultural population of nearly 20 million people.

24-Hour Organ/Tissue Donor Referral Line - (800) 338 6112