July 8, 2013
OneLegacy Brings Organ and Tissue Operations Under One Roof in Downtown Los Angeles
New Call Center, Recovery and Central Supply Facilities Featured at Open House on Mon., July 8
OneLegacy, the non-profit, federally designated organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, announced today its downtown Los Angeles headquarters has been expanded to improve donation and recovery services to Southern California.
As part of its facilities launch, OneLegacy is hosting an Open House on Mon., July 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 221 S. Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 pm on the 1st floor.
Integrating OneLegacy's Tissue Call Center, Recovery and Central Supply to the company's headquarters has allowed, among other things, updating to state-of-the-art equipment supporting one of the most sophisticated telecommunications and recovery support centers in the country.
"The move will give OneLegacy's Call Center and Recovery Services staff access to technologically advanced facilities that ensure the most rapid and informed response to hospital colleagues and the families we serve, while ensuring we meet or exceed all FDA, UNOS, and transplant center guidelines for organ and tissue safety," said Tom Mone, chief executive officer and executive vice president of OneLegacy.
OneLegacy maintains satellite offices in Bakersfield, Orange, Placentia and Redlands to fulfill the organization's life-saving mission throughout its seven-county service area.
Last year, OneLegacy recovered organs from 391 deceased donors. Through the generosity of donations authorized by individual registrations or the donors’ families, OneLegacy facilitated 1,239 organ transplants – more than any other organ recovery organization in the nation.
OneLegacy also facilitated a total of 1,644 tissue and cornea donor recoveries in 2012. Patients nationwide can be thankful for tissue donors who provide skin used for abdominal repairs and burn dressings, bone to repair fractures and prevent amputation, heart valves to repair life-threatening defects, tendons to repair major knee injuries, veins for cardiac bypass surgery, and corneas to end blindness.
With more than 200 hospitals, 11 transplant centers and a diverse population of 19 million, OneLegacy is the largest organ and tissue recovery organization in the world. For more information, call OneLegacy at (800)786-4077 or visit www.onelegacy.org.