Fort Worth volunteer, Kaci Lusk, has a bit of a unique story. What started as an ordinary Saturday of running errands ended up being anything but ordinary. The last stop on her list was for an oil change at a lube center owned by a friend. This person told her about another good friend who was ill and needed a kidney transplant.
On Jan. 18, 2015 during the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half-Marathon, thousands of Houstonians ran for a reason. Robert Boudwin, who plays "Clutch," the mascot for the Houston Rockets was one of them. Click to read more.
Mark Scott with Smart Business (Houston edition) mentions LifeGift and the importance of registring as a lifesaving donor in his article titled, "Make 2015 the year you find a cause that's close to your heart."
Online registration for the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run is NOW open. Building upon the great foundation of the 2nd Chance Run in Fort Worth, LifeGift is excited to announce that the program is expanding to two races.
A young, black Harvard graduate named Carter G. Woodson founded Black History Month. A historian and professor, Woodson campaigned for what was known in 1926 as Negro History Week. After many years, this week evolved into Black History Month.
Oops, he did it again! Clutch “The Rockets Bear” signed up for the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon, taking place Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 in Houston. Motivated by gratitude for an organ donor who saved his father’s life, Robert Boudwin, who plays Clutch, decided to run the half-marathon in 2014. His participation created so much awareness, that he’s doing it again in 2015.
This New Year’s Day was especially poignant for the Johnston family, who celebrated the legacy of their son, Dakota, in Pasadena, California during the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade.
Happy New Year! LifeGift has much to be proud of as we reflect on 2014. We finished the year with an increase in organ donors (287 in 2014 versus 282 in 2013) and organs transplanted (816 in 2014 versus 802 in 2013). And just last week, we reached a tremendous milestone on the Donate Life Texas Registry – with 7 million Texans saying “YES” to donation.
On Jan. 1, 2015, Dakota Johnston, an 8-year-old organ donor from the Fort Worth area, will be honored on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float, "Never-ending Story." Dakota's floragraph, a portrait made of all natural materials, will adorn the float, along with 71others from across the country.
Here's an article from CNN that talks about the changes to the kidney allocation policy:
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