Legacy of Life Hawaiâ€™i is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization and the only organization in Hawai'i federally designated to recover organs and tissue for transplant. Legacy of Life Hawai`i works closely with our island hospitals to cultivate an understanding in our diverse communities that life is worth giving.
The mission Legacy of Life Hawaiâ€™i is to save and enhance lives through recovering organs and tissue for transplant; encourage organ donation through community outreach and education; and honor and support organ donors and their families.
Our trained staff is available 24 hours a day to counsel families and medical staff about organ and tissue donation; determine medical suitability for donation, and to coordinate the recovery of donated organs and tissue. Legacy of Life Hawaiâ€™i collaborates with the Hawaii Lions Eye Bank and Makana Foundation to promote eye donation. Our professional and administrative team believes in what we do and strives each day to make a difference in peopleâ€™s lives.
For more information about organ donation and transplantation in the United States, check out the video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services â€“ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).