Lives intersected through the ultimate gift

 

What:                  

Four families will join LifeGift plus representatives from Baylor Scott & White Baylor All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and Cook Children’s Hospital to celebrate the gift of organ donation.  Aaron’s family donated his organs in November 2016 after a tragic event at a local high school football game took Aaron’s life. The Singleton family lives in Burleson, Texas.

 

When:                 

Tuesday, April 4 at 10 a.m.  

 

Where:                               

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth  

1400 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.  The event occurs at the entrance to the Andrews Women’s Hospital.

               

Who:                    

Aaron Singleton, 15, became an organ and tissue donor last November at Cook Children’s Medical Center and went onto to save three lives through organ donation and countless lives through tissue donation. His family will have the rare opportunity to meet:

Dustin Earley, who received Aaron’s right kidney and pancreas at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth

Brenda Florez, who received Aaron’s liver/ left kidney at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth

Mike Norton, who received Aaron’s heart at CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

 

Organ donation facts

  • Across the country, more than 120,000 individuals are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. In Texas, 13,000 number are waiting.

  • 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.

  • The state’s donor registry, Donate Life Texas, makes it quick and easy to become a registered donor.To learn more and to register, visit www.donatelifetexas.org.

About LifeGift 

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.

 

About Baylor Scott & White Health

Formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, the system referred to as Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $10.8 billion* and serving a population larger than the state of Georgia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The system now includes 48 hospitals, more than 1,000 access points, 5,500 active physicians, and 44,000 employees, plus the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance — a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care. For more information visit:

BaylorScottandWhite.com

* based on audited 2015 fiscal year statements 

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