Garfield has a long history of providing excellent medical care in the San Gabriel Valley area. While we embrace a culturally diverse population for which we serve, there are challenges when it comes to the issue of donation of organs and tissues. Due to cultural and religious beliefs, the majority of our patients and their families do not support donation.
We at Garfield Medical Center feel strongly about donation, understanding that a donor can save up to eight lives and help as many as 50 people. There is a critical shortage of available organs and tissues due to the number of candidates outpacing the number of donors. 18 people die each day on the organ waiting list.
Garfield established a partnership with One Legacy, an organ procurement network agent. Due to our collaborative efforts, on October 21, One Legacy awarded Garfield Medical Center the award for Excellence in Partnership for the most increased donation support.