Children's Hospital Los Angeles along with the state's organ and tissue registry celebrated National Donate Life Month with a flag raising ceremony.
Officials said the flag is a symbol of gratitude for donors as well as an image of support for transplant candidates.
Also on hand was 9-month-old Eliana Quezada. She is awaiting a liver transplant at the hospital.
"Before this experience I never thought there was kids in this hospital waiting for organs," said mother Cindy Aguilar. "And now I know how important it is to donate."
Officials said in the last five years, eight million Californians have registered to be organ donors.