If you live in Texas or work in the organ, eye and tissue donation industry, the word "diversity" is no doubt part of your vocabulary.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that keeping organ donors just 2 degrees below their normal body temperature (mild hypothermia) provided protection to donated kidneys – which resulted in improved initial function of the kidneys after they were transplanted.
On New Year’s Day 2018, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float will make its 15th appearance on Colorado Boulevard as part of the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Families of deceased donors will be honored to see their loved ones’ floral images highlighted as part of the float, while living donors and recipients bring the floa
In 2018, LifeGift will host the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run for the 16th time. This year's race circuit will include an event in Fort Worth, Houston and Lubbock. We hope you'll join us for one, two or all three inspirational events.
LifeGift is one of seven organ procurement organizations (OPOs) participating in the Donor Heart Study conducted by Stanford University. Our participation involves important data collection that includes echocardiograms (ECHOs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), laboratory results, angiography results (heart caths) and survey responses from transplant coordinators.
Kevin Myer, MSHA, LifeGift president and CEO, shares his message for the LifeGift 2017-2018 Calendar and Annual Report – successes from the past year and the incredible people who make it all happen.
LifeGift’s Operation Military Embrace was once again a success, providing our armed troops with care packages, filled with necessities and little reminders of home. Sandee Thomas, administrative assistant at LifeGift, spearheaded the event this year and received a kind note from appreciative military personnel.
Stephen F. Austin’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity recently dedicated themselves to saving lives Donate Life Texas style! A group of more than 30 passionate fraternity brothers recently supported LifeGift’s “Brew Heroes” event in early October.
The Día de los Muertos Fun Run in Houston had a special connection to donor families this year, as LifeGift was the beneficiary of the event.
We were chosen as this year’s beneficiary because of our emphasis on reaching Hispanic communities and educating this specific demographic on organ, eye and tissue donation.
On Oct. 2, bike riders from all over Texas rolled up to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center as part of the 2017 Lone Star Circle of Life. The ride – a biennial, weeklong bike tour through Texas – is held to bring awareness of the need for lifesaving organ, eye, blood and bone marrow donations.