Forget About Life-Enhancing; Tissue Donation Is Lifesaving

“Forget about life enhancing, tissue donation is lifesaving,” were the remarkable words from our president and CEO, Kevin Myer, during the first staff meeting of 2016 in reference to the phenomenal achievement of the tissue department: 1,014 tissue donors in 2015. 

To embrace and truly understand this significant milestone, we asked Brian Roe – our senior managing director, tissue services, and Communication Center Operations – to answer a few questions: 

Rainbows of Hope: National Donate Life Month Full of Remembrances and Celebrations

Rainbows adorn Donate Life America’s Donate Life Month campaign this year. Why rainbows you might ask? 

Painting a Rainbow of Hope: April is National Donate Life Month

What:                                  

Download Full Press Release Here: 
http://www.lifegift.org/sites/default/files/Cadillac%20Ranch%20Media%20Advisory_FINAL.pdf

Think Blue! Think Green! Think Donate Life!

You might be seeing a lot of blue and green on Friday, April 13.  

That’s because Friday, April 13 is National Donate Life Blue and Green Day– a fun and festive observance to offer hope to the 116,000 men, women and children waiting for a lifesaving transplant and countless others who wait for tissue and corneal transplants across the country. 

You may see these two colors – the official colors of Donate Life – on adults, kids, pets and food throughout the day on Friday.

Fort Worth Lights Up the Night Blue & Green in Support of National Donate Life Month

What:                                  

Several  noteworthy Fort Worth locations, including the Pier 1 Imports Building, the Allan Sax Waterfall at Tarrant County College Campus, Sundance Square in downtown, the 7th Street Bridge and Lancaster street will all go blue and green as a symbol to support organ, eye and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month.

 

When:                                

Patrick Glasgow

Date of death: March 18, 2018

Donated: Heart, lungs, liver and kidney

Celebrating 10 Years of Offering Hope through the Texas Medical Center Celebration of Life

What:                  

Transplant recipients, donor family members and those waiting for lifesaving transplants will share their personal testimonies and journeys with donation during the 10th annual Celebration of Life, “Rainbow of Possibilities” hosted by LifeGift, the organ procurement organization, which services the great Houston area.

When:                 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Where:                               

Download Full Press Release Here: 
http://www.lifegift.org/sites/default/files/TMC%20Celebration%20of%20Life%20Event%202018%20Final.pdf

Houston Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run Tips

Houston Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run Facts and Tips

To ensure that race day is a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your family, we put together some quick facts and tips for you:

 

  1. Packet pickup at the Hilton Westchase Houston, located at 9999 Westheimer Road. We’re open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

  2. Your safety is our first priority. .

Maddie Smith

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