Houston City Hall Lights Up Blue and Green to Highlight
Houston City Hall went blue and green this weekend as a symbol of the Bayou City’s support for organ, eye and tissue donation as a way to save lives. The downtown building will light up again tonight, Monday, April 10 as part of LifeGift’s National Donate Life Month celebrations.
Monday, April 10
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002
April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long observance that celebrates lives saved through organ donation and the legacies of those who gave the gift of life. Across the country, more than 120,000 men, women and children wait for a lifesaving gift. In Houston alone, nearly 3,000 wait for a donated organ and countless wait for the gift of tissue. LifeGift is the local nonprofit organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas.
Organ donation facts
Every day, 22 die waiting due to the lack of available organs transplants and every 10 minutes another name is added to the waiting list.
One organ donor can save the lives of eight people. Gifts of organ donation include the heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver and intestines. Tissue donation saves countless lives.
Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry and a member institution of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.lifegift.org, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.