This page was created in memory of John C. Leone by the Lung Transplant Support Group of Jacksonville, Florida in gratitude of John's brave decision to register as an organ donor, giving a second chance to those in need of a life saving organ transplant. Donations to this page in honor of John C. Leone will benefit the Katie Caples Foundation.
The Katie Caples Foundation is committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors and eliminating the wait for the more than 125,000 adults and children in need of a life-saving transplant. Currently 87% of all Americans believe in organ donation but only 44% are registered organ donors. The Katie Caples Foundation is committed to eradicating that disparity in numbers.
The Foundation's public programs raise awareness and educate individuals about registering to become an organ donor. We currently provide funding for two educators who deliver over 125 public programs each year, reaching more than 15,000 potential organ donor registrants in high schools and community centers across the region. Their efforts have resulted in impressive success as the Donor Designation Rate (the number of people who register to be an organ donor) in the areas we serve has increased 337% since 2006 and exceeds the national average by 20%.
The Foundation is developing numerous programs to build upon this success and welcomes like-minded individuals and organizations to partner in the funding of these programs. We are indebted to the support of our donors and partners; we know we cannot do this without you! To learn more please visit www.katiecaples.org.