Are you looking to do something memorable this summer? The summertime is the best time to transform your living room into a movie theater or have a backyard movie party. This is a great time to show your family, friends and neighbors a great movie about the gift of life.
Surgical teams at Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center worked hand-in-hand with LifeGift to create history in the Texas Medical Center on Friday, May 22, 2015.
On May 5, longtime Arlington resident, Christine Coffee, became the second-oldest organ donor in LifeGift’s history. Christine, a registered donor, donated her liver at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital to a recipient in their 60s.
In 2006, Carlton Blackburn, also of North Texas and LifeGift donor, donated his liver at the age of 92.
LifeGift will participate in a new initiative to educate, inspire and inform multicultural communities about organ, eye and tissue donation, spearheaded by the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America (DLA). Here is a short snapshot on what this observance is all about.
Coming off the heels of the Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run, Debi McConnell, a donor mother, shared a poem she wrote as a tribute to her son, JJ, an organ and tissue donor.
It’s an honor to run
It’s an honor to walk
It’s an honor to speak
To share, to talk …
Summer is a wonderful time to include reading as an extracurricular activity. Along with improving your overall health, curling up with a good book can be the best way to pass the time. A study done at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by 68 percent. As well as reducing stress, reading can also be helpful for professional growth.
As the day approached for the 13th Annual Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run with almost daily rain and storms in the forecast, we all hoped that Mother Nature would be kind and hold off the rain just long enough for us to host the event. Thankfully, we woke up on Saturday, May 16 to a perfect day. The morning couldn’t have been nicer with cool temps, gentle breezes and overcast skies.
To ensure that race day is a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your family, we put together these helpful tips:
At the end of the day on Friday, April 24, there were 450 runners and walkers signed up for the first-ever Houston 2nd Chance Run at NRG Park. The stage was set for the inaugural fun run in Houston. Around 6:30 a.m., volunteers arrived ready to work in whatever capacity needed and runners/walkers began trickling in around 7:15 a.m.
On a beautiful April day, LifeGift and Coffee Memorial Blood Center teamed up for a unique project to celebrate National Donate Life Month. The group came together and painted the infamous, half-buried cars at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo.