On Thursday, April 3, members of Team Texas, gathered at Nora’s Home to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Transplant Games of America. Participants heard from Bill Ryan, president and CEO of the Transplant Games and had the opportunity to make signs to cheer on Team Texas.
Throughout the month of April in Amarillo, Mia Hunter and Autumn Tunstall have been busy offering hope alongside Coffee Memorial Blood Center. We worked hand-in-hand with the blood bank to increase awareness of organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. It’s been a great partnership, generating multiple media stories in outlets throughout Amarillo.
Erik Compton, two-time heart recipient and PGA golf pro was in Houston on March 31 and April 1 to kick off National Donate Life Month. Erik, a celebrity spokesperson for Donate Life America, was in Houston to play the Shell Houston Open.
On Tuesday, April 1 at JPS Health Network, health care professionals, news media and LifeGift staff gathered for a special event, “Hope In Hand,” to remember Ian Heidemann, organ, eye, tissue and hand donor.
During National Donate Life Month, the Culture Team invited each department across One LifeGift to decorate t-shirts reflecting our core values: passion, compassion and professional. The different groups enjoyed working on their “works of art.”
LifeGift team members are living the values! In the April staff meeting, Culture Team member, Marlanea Lyons, gave a shout out to several individuals and one department for being passionate, compassionate and professional.
The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run will take place on Saturday, May 17 in the Stockyards. We recently learned about two special guests who will run alongside the participants. Clutch, the mascot for the Houston Rockets and his sidekick, Champ from the Dallas Mavericks will make an appearance and run the 5K in costume!