A screening of “Perfect Strangers,” a movie about living donation, was part of the Donate Life Transplant Games of America festivities back in July. The movie is a beautiful story about Eldonna, “Ellie,” a massage therapist from California, who decided to donate her “spare” kidney to a perfect stranger.
In the first major overhaul of the kidney allocation system, the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) has devised a new system for allocating kidneys to patients. The system is expected to increase patients’ donor base and reduce the number of kidneys that never get transplanted – possibly adding 8,000 life years for future transplant recipients.
During the May staff meeting, the Culture Team presented Dove Awards to Martha Harris, Darryl Chance and the entire West Team!
Throughout our industry, messaging is changing about tissue donation. For many years, donating tissue was considered “life-enhancing,” when, in fact, tissue donation is “lifesaving” just as organ donation is.
On Friday, May 2, the LifeGift team put their culinary skills to the test with the first-ever LifeGift BBQ Cook Off! Everyone had some time to relax, unwind and treat their taste buds to a wide variety of BBQ meats, side dishes and desserts.
To better assist you, all meetings with HR need to be scheduled through Shantell Willis. A brief explanation should be provided when scheduling meetings to better assist with the amount of time scheduled. Scheduling meetings in this manner will allow HR to focus on you and your concerns completely and without interruption. This process will allow for HR to be more effective and efficient in serving the needs of the organization.
The Transplant Games of America will be here before we know it. The largest contingency of transplant recipients, donor family members and living donors will descend upon the great city of Houston!
You may have wondered what the colorful piece of artwork is in the Houston office training room. It’s actually a mural painted by LifeGift volunteers and staff to depict LifeGift’s core purpose of offering hope.
We created the Photo-A Day-Challenge to raise awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month, gain visibility for Donate Life Texas and encourage folks to register as donors. Throughout the month, we saw many people participate in the campaign and help advocate for the cause.
On Wednesday, April 30, a group of volunteers from across the Houston-area hospitals as well as LifeGift volunteers and staff came together to finish out Donate Life Month with a phone bank at Univision.