On Thursday, Oct. 6, organ donation and transplantation professionals throughout the region will gather to discuss the challenges faced by Texas’s growing population of Hispanic patients with end-stage organ disease during the Inaugural Texas Medical Center (TMC) Hispanic Transplant Symposium.
When you think of superheroes, you think of someone who wears a costume and uses their amazing powers to save lives. The term superhero is used to invoke heroism and selfless courage for those in need. In movies, you see Superman flying from the sky to rescue someone who is in peril.
LifeGift is busier than ever with dramatic increases in organ and tissue donation and transplantation so far this year. Our talented and dedicated staff have been working to develop improved practices and services to help make donation opportunities result in actual transplants for the patients and community we serve.
The Inaugural Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium began with the vision of UTHealth/Memorial Hermann transplant surgeon, Dr. Mark Hobeika.
When 56-year-old Tammy Ekrut logged onto her Facebook page one warm July day in 2015, she had no idea about the miracle that was about to play out.
Kim and Michael Garcia were joyfully expecting their firstborn, a son to be named Simon Alexander. But halfway through their pregnancy they learned that their son would not survive. Despite this emotional storm, the Garcias decided that carrying Simon to term was the right thing to do.
The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America (DLA) joined forces in 2015 to develop Donate Life ECHO, which stands for Every Community Has Opportunity. It will be celebrated July 10-23, 2016, as a nationwide observance designed to reach multicultural communities.
A group of kids take their marks on the starting line. Supporters crowd the finish line. Everyone is screaming and cheering. The starter gun goes off and the kids begin to sprint for the finish. They run toward the encouraging crowd with all their might. Their faces are flushed with energy.
The threat of thunderstorms did not discourage runners and walkers from showing up at Stockyards Station the morning of Saturday, May 14, for the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run in Fort Worth.
National Donate Life Month 2016 was full of inspirational events to help raise awareness of our lifesaving mission. From flag raising ceremonies to sporting events to a fun run, LifeGift offered hope to transplant recipients, donor families and those waiting for a second chance during a myriad of activities.
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