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About Donation

As an organ and tissue donor, you can save lives

Did you know that every 10 minutes a new person is added to the national waiting list? In fact, there are currently thousands of Texans waiting for a lifesaving transplant right here in our communities. As one of the leading Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) designated to support the donation process, we are on a mission to provide hope to those in need through excellence in organ and tissue donation.

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The Gift of Donation

Our 2020 impact by the numbers

These numbers represent lives, families and members of our community impacted by the gift of life.

  • 1,156 lives saved
  • 1,372 organs transplanted
  • 452 organ donors
  • 968 tissue donors

Organ and tissue donation is a selfless act of giving and a way to help others after you pass away. There are more than 107,000 men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list. By registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, you can save or improve as many as 75 lives.

Types of Donation

How organ, tissue, and living donation works

Explore the different ways you can become a donor and how your decision can save as many as 75 lives:

Our services cover specific areas in Texas

LifeGift is one of 57 organ procurement organizations (OPO) in the United States – each OPO has its own designated service area to facilitate the organ donation and transplantation process. We serve the Fort Worth, Houston and Lubbock/Amarillo Texas regions.

As an OPO, we facilitate organ and tissue donation between hospitals and transplant centers.

Map of Texas indicating LifeGift service areas

Become a Donor

Your decision can save lives

Becoming a registered donor is a selfless act of caring which means you agree to donate your organs, eyes and tissues to others after death. Registering puts the decision to donate in your hands since the consent you record here cannot be overturned by others. It also means that your family and loved ones will have clear guidance and will not have to decide for you, wondering what you “would have wanted” should something sudden and tragic occur.

There are a lot of misconceptions around donation. The fact is that people of any age, race, background, ethnicity or health status can register as organ and tissue donors. If you haven’t registered as a donor yet, you can register online today.

Donor family ceremony

We learned the miracles and impact an organ and tissue donor can have on so many lives. It’s a beautiful and selfless thing to do.

– Lisa, Donor Family Member

Partners with a common goal to inspire people to register and help save lives.

Our partners at Donate Life Texas manage the organ, eye and tissue donor registry for the state of Texas. Donate Life Texas is part of the national Donate Life America registry network used by Texas OPOs to confirm donor registration status when a person passes away.