- Scripps Green Hospital
- 10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
- La Jolla, CA 92037 US 32.8963 -117.243
- Visiting Hours
- 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
Giving the Gift of Life
Despite numerous efforts to encourage individuals to donate their organs after they die, there are still simply too few organ donors in the United States. One way to increase the number of organs is to use organs or parts of organs from living donors.
Becoming a donor
Each potential donor must go through an extensive medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine if he or she is a candidate for the operation. The donation surgery and the parts of the evaluation have associated risks. After completing the initial screening process, a physician from the transplant team will discuss the donation process with the potential donor at length before any such procedures are performed. In addition to the information provided by members of our transplant team, educational materials and resources will also be made available. The evaluation process for a potential donor usually takes about one month to complete, although it may require less or more time depending upon the donor’s health.
Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation has two living donor organ programs:
Call 858-554-4310 to learn more about our programs.