Each year, Donate Life America selects a theme to illustrate the beauty that organ, eye and tissue donation holds for the donor family, the recipient and those still awaiting lifesaving organs and tissue. For the 2019 National Donate Life Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase, “Life is a beautiful ride.” Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life.
As you drive around Houston, you’re exposed to many cultures – no passport needed. Look around. Open your senses to new cultures. See the beauty of colors. Listen to meaningful melodies. Taste exotic flavors. Smell healing aromas and touch silky textures.
A few years ago, Donate Life America declared that a week in September would be deemed “DPS Appreciation Week” to show our gratitude for the front line workers at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) who help to register donors.
A contingency of LifeGift and Donate Life Texas transplant recipients and donor families recently traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2018 Donate Life Texas Transplant Games of America. Some of them came home with medals, but all of them came home with fun memories and new friendships forged.
For the second consecutive year, Lubbock transplant recipients, donor families, those awaiting lifesaving transplants, and organ and tissue donation supporters gathered for the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run at Mackenzie Park. The forecast for the day was bleak, but Mother Nature held off, allowing us to have a successful and fun event.
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:
Packet pickup at Home 2 Suites, located at 6004 Marsha Sharp Freeway in Lubbock.
LifeGift was among a handful of U.S. recovery agencies that participated in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genotype-Tissue Express (GTEx) project, which aims to increase understanding of how changes in genes affect human health and disease.
In late June, it was announced that after a 41-year hiatus, the World Transplant Games are coming back to the USA. The city of choice: Houston.
Donate Life Texas is leading the way in reaching the LBGTQ+ community about organ, eye and tissue donation by participating in various Pride events throughout the state.
On a sunny spring day, LifeGift opened a new chapter with the grand opening of its new Fort Worth facility on May 15, 2018.