Community Rallies Around LifeGift in Midst of Hurricane Harvey

One of the biggest storms in U.S. history dumped record amounts of rain on the Houston area, impacting many of our staff and their families. In our time of need, we’ve seen the community rally around and offer hope to those who offer it on a daily basis.

The LifeGift Staff Disaster Relief Fund, established to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, raised nearly $230,000.  We want to express our most sincere thanks to all of the organizations and individuals who pledged their support for helping our staff get back on their feet. 

Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fun Run

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party In Memory of Rylen Cowan

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

LifeGift Remains Resilient in Face of Hurricane

The night of Friday, Aug. 26, was just the beginning of the most devastating disaster to ever hit the Lone Star State. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, bringing torrential rains to virtually every corner of the greater Houston area. The rains lasted for days, flooding major roadways and homes, while forcing many people to evacuate to higher ground. 

LifeGift Staff Hurricane Relief Fund

Thank you so much for the outpouring of support for LifeGift in the midst of Hurricane Harvey. This unprecedented event has impacted virtually every corner of the nation’s 4th largest city.

As a result, many of our staff has experienced hardships losing property, homes and literally everything they have. Many of you have asked what you can do to help.

Download Full Press Release Here: 
http://www.lifegift.org/sites/default/files/LifeGift%20Relief%20Memo%20Final.pdf

LifeGift Update in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support for LifeGift as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to impact our region. We are so grateful for your emails, calls and texts during the last few days. Our staff is OK – unfortunately some have lost homes, lost cars and other property, but everyone is safe, which has been our main concern. Our dedicated team is operating during this storm and continues to provide critical services.

Here’s a brief recap:

Download Full Press Release Here: 
http://www.lifegift.org/sites/default/files/Tropical%20Storm%20Harvey_OPO%20final.pdf

Happy 30th Birthday, LifeGift

On Friday, Aug. 18, LifeGift celebrated a birthday. 

The organization, formerly known as Gulf Coast Independent Organ Procurement Organization, turned 30 years old. 

“For 30 years, LifeGift has offered hope to donor families, transplant recipients and those waiting on a second chance,” said Kevin Myer, president and CEO of LifeGift. “While we have evolved over the last 30 years to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve, one thing has stayed the same: our commitment to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.” 

2017 Advanced Hospital Development Workshop

Gary Garcia

Date of transplant: 12/6/2016 

Received: Liver 

Gary's story: "In 2013 I suffered from acute liver failure and was placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant. During the three-year wait, we had to fight hard to make sure I received the care I needed. As a person living with HIV, also in need of a lifesaving organ transplant, we had to find a care team that knew how to work with both conditions. 

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