The news media has a powerful influence on public perception of organ, eye and tissue donation. Recognizing the role that the news media serves in our public education efforts, Legacy of Life Hawaii maintains this online newsroom to provide members of the news media with current information regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Hawaii.

Honolulu, HI -- Donate Life America (DLA) presented a Pinnacle Award in education to Legacy of Life Hawai‘i for its Creative Challenge Art Contest to increase the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors. The awards were presented at last month’s DLA’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

The Creative Challenge Art Contest is an education program designed to generate an awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation among public middle-school students. Six other organizations received Pinnacle Awards for outstanding programs in other areas such as department of motor vehicles programs, hospital initiatives, affinity partnerships and public relations/marketing campaigns.

Legacy of Life Hawaii's Felicia Wells-Williams, Director of Family Services, weighs in on recent ruling on organ transplant waitlist as seen on Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Need for donors is great as 400 people in Hawaii wait for a life-saving organ.

HONOLULU – The Queen’s Medical Center and Legacy of Life Hawai‘i are teaming up to encourage more people in Hawaii to register as organ and tissue donors as part of National Donate Life Month. While there are now 110 million registered donors in the United States, and about 591,000 registered donors in Hawaii – there is always a need for more registered donors.

Legacy of Life Hawai’i’s Donor Remembrance Ceremony

Honolulu, HI  (April 27, 2013) – As a part of National Donate Life Month, Legacy of Life Hawai‘i will hold its annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony this Saturday, April 27 at the Ko‘olau Golf Club, to celebrate those who have selflessly given the gift of life.

Two families met today for the first time but their lives are linked in a way other families could only wish for.

The words they whispered to each other are private as they should be. The bond they share can only be imagined. Cheryl Guadiz’s husband died in a motorcycle accident last year. He was an organ donor.

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