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OneLegacy Foundation to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony

City News Service | 7/8/2013, 1:02 p.m.
OneLegacy, a nonprofit organ and tissue donation clearinghouse serving Southern California, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the ...
The OneLegacy Team at the 2012 Donate Life Run/Walk.

OneLegacy, a nonprofit organ and tissue donation clearinghouse serving Southern California, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the expansion of its main office in downtown Los Angeles.

OneLegacy, which also has satellite offices in Redlands, Placentia, Bakersfield and Orange, has updated its equipment and communication systems to help get organs to people on transplant lists, according to the nonprofit, which also handles donated tissues.

“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,” Tom Mone, OneLegacy’s CEO, said.

Last year, OneLegacy, which works with 200 partner hospitals in Southern California,  facilitated 1,239 organ transplants, more than any other nonprofit organ transplant group.

OneLegacy’s downtown offices are at 221 Figueroa St. It will hold an open house from 2 to 7 p.m., with the ribbon-cutting planned for 3:30 p.m.