Research and innovation
Our commitment to research and innovation sets us apart.
As part of our life-saving mission at LifeGift, we are committed to clinical research and new, innovative technologies that will help save lives today and in the future. Organs and tissues donated for research are not suitable for transplant. While these gifts don’t go directly to a recipient, they are saving an untold number of future lives through medical advancements. The families who give these generous gifts of research organs and tissues often share that they are proud of their loved one’s legacy and how it will help improve disease treatment, expand transplant options and develop new medications.
Accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks
LifeGift has maintained accreditation since 2006 by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), the national organization that recognizes and certifies tissue banks to ensure the safety, quality and availability of human tissue for transplantation and research. This accreditation follows and intensive review and auditing process, including a thorough inspection of LifeGift facilities and associated documentation and practices.
Accreditation establishes that our level of medical, technical and administrative performance meets or exceeds the standards set by AATB, and is one way we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to be the best organization we can be to serve families and the community.
In its mission to provide hope and save more lives, LifeGift is committed to adopting clinical research and new technologies in the areas of organ preservation, donor management and bone marrow recovery and transplantation.
One example of how the organization has embraced innovation in offering hope is the adoption of patient simulator training. The Simulation (SIM) Center at LifeGift’s Houston campus provides hands-on simulation training in a realistic environment to improve organ and tissue donor management and patient care. The center, which opened in the first quarter of last year, offers a clinical setting where LifeGift’s organ and tissue clinical staff can train through simulation.