Everywhere you look this April, you see pinwheels. They are whimsical, colorful and fun – but they are also meaningful.
The stories of hope featured in LifeGift’s annual report/calendar are translated into Spanish each year to reach our Hispanic community. Since nearly 60 percent of those waiting for a lifesaving transplant are Hispanic, communicating the need for organ and tissue donors in Spanish is crucial.
LifeGift is seeing an upswing in the number of high schools across its service area wanting to learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation.
Within the first three months of 2017, numerous schools from across Houston, Lubbock, Fort Worth and Amarillo have invited us to speak and host registration drives to help educate young minds about the power of donation.
On Oct. 8, 1991, in Arlington, Texas, the Wolf family was forever changed. Their strong and fierce little PJ rode his bike across the street to ask his best friend to play – but without a helmet that day. He was hit by a car and was rushed to the hospital. The next few days were grueling for the family, but in the end, PJ did not survive his injuries.
It was a cool, overcast April morning at Constellation Field in Sugar Land as runners, walkers and volunteers gathered for the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift.
Please mark your calendars for our 2017 Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Runs. This year, we are doing three races, expanding the program to the Lubbock community.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Constellation Field in Sugar Land
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Fort Worth Stockyards
After months of hard work selecting a concept, choosing calendar participants, conducting photo shoots, writing stories and evolving through multiple rounds of editing, LifeGift is excited to present the highly anticipated 2016 annual report/2017 calendar.
Kevin Myer, MSHA, LifeGift president and CEO, sits down to talk about our successes in 2016, the exciting initiatives planned for 2017 and the amazing people who make it all possible.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, more than 100 organ donation and transplantation professionals gathered for the Inaugural Texas Medical Center (TMC) Hispanic Transplant Symposium at TMCx in Houston.
The LifeGift Communications Department is working feverishly behind the scenes on the next edition of the LifeGift 2016 Annual Report/2017 Calendar, “Together in Hope.” More than just a calendar, it is an inspirational tool to encourage others to say “YES” to organ, eye and tissue donation.