Man Found Unconscious In Union Square To Donate Organs To Those In Need

A man who authorities initially had trouble identifying after he was found unconscious this weekend near San Francisco’s Union Square died Sunday as a result of his injuries, San Francisco General Hospital officials said today.

Manuel Gallegos, 43, of Fremont, was found at about 5 a.m. Saturday with head injuries that suggested some sort of fall, hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said.

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His identity was initially a mystery, and hospital officials and San Francisco sheriff’s deputies released photos of him in his hospital bed and asked for the public’s help in learning his name.

After the public outreach, a relative of Gallegos came forward Sunday night and identified him, Kagan said.

He died at the hospital that day.

Gallegos will be an organ donor, according to Kagan.

More information on becoming a donor can be found on the California Transplant Donor Network’s website at www.ctdn.org.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • withak30

    LOL at the headline. It sounds like the penalty for being found unconscious in Union Square is forfeiture of your organs.

  • Clay Barcus

    Was there foul play involved? People don’t fall from the sky normally. What’s up with this story?