LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — OneLegacy, an organ donation agency serving the Los Angeles area, lauded actor Ben Woolf for saving lives through three donations Wednesday.
Woolf, who is best-known for playing Infantata on the first season of “American Horror Story” and Meep on that show’s recent incarnation, “Freak Show,” was hit by a car last week and died Monday at 34.
The diminutive actor had registered as a donor with the Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. His liver and both kidneys were transplanted into three Californians.
“Ben was the kindest, most thoughtful, gentle, sweetly innocent person I ever knew,” said his father, Nicholas Woolf. “He always wanted to be an actor, and when he was 30 he ran off to L.A. and accomplished more than our wildest imaginations. Without meaning to, Ben taught people so much – he inspired and generated love with everyone. Signing up to be an organ donor was absolutely fitting with his character. He would be very glad to know that three people are alive because of what he could give.”
“OneLegacy is extremely grateful for Ben Woolf’s generosity,” the agency said in a statement. “OneLegacy’s Donor Family Aftercare Department will support his family in their journey of grief and healing through donor family events and support groups, among others.”
OneLegacy says there are more than 7,000 people in Southern California, and 123,000 across the United States, on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Many thousands more need tissue to heal burns, prevent amputations and restore mobility.
For more information about being a donor, please go to OneLegacy’s website.
To sign up to become a donor, click here at Donate Life.