Double-Lung Transplant Recipient Heads to Spain to Compete in World Transplant Games

The hit song from 1971 “I’ve Never Been to Spain” by Three Dog Night holds true for most of us, but not for LifeGift Ambassadors of Hope Tina Rueles and her mom, Martha Rueles!  

The two jetted off to Malaga, Spain, on June 23 so that Tina, a double-lung recipient, could join the more than 2,000 athletes from 52 countries around the world to compete in the World Transplant Games. 

Young Mother and Tiny Donor Make Lasting Impact

July 10, 2017, started out like any other Monday for Jessica Roth, director of donation services for LifeGift – until a phone call changed the entire course of her day and outlook on life.  Jessica describes this pivotal moment from her own point of view:
Monday, July 10, 2017, is a day that will be cemented in my memory forever. It started out like any other Monday: Wake up, roll out of bed, make the coffee, get the kids dressed, rush out the door, and you know the rest. 

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

Running for a Second Chance: New Lubbock Fun Run Offers Hope to Those Waiting for Lifesaving Transpalnts

Running for a Second Chance

New Lubbock Fun Run Offers Hope to Those Waiting for Lifesaving Transplants

Lubbock, Texas (July 10, 2017) – On Saturday, Aug. 5, transplant recipients, donor family members, health care professionals and donation advocates will gather at Mackenzie Park to run for the nearly 11,000  Texans waiting for a second chance during the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run.

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Record-Breaking Attendance at Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run

The 15th anniversary of the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run in Fort Worth broke attendance records on an overcast, cool morning in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 20. It was a goal we had been inching towards for nearly four years. In addition to the 1,000+ runners and walkers, there were more than 200 supporters, cheerleaders and volunteers in the race village. 

Lauren Quinn Joins LifeGift Executive Leadership Team as Managing Director of Hospital Development

(Houston, Texas – June 13, 2017) – LifeGift, the federally-designated organ and tissue recovery agency, which offers hope to individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties in Southeast, North and West Texas, today announced that Lauren Quinn has joined LifeGift as managing director of hospital development.

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Donor Family and Recipient Meet for the First Time During LifeGift’s Annual Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run



Thousands of organ and tissue recipients, donor families and donation advocates will run in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards to help raise awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation in the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift.

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