LifeGift Opens Doors to New Fort Worth Building in Heart of Medical District
LifeGift, the local agency that recovers organs and tissues for lifesaving transplants, will open the doors to its new Fort Worth building with a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, May 15. The new 14,000-square-foot facility, strategically located in close proximity to the various hospitals in Fort Worth’s Medical District, will allow the organization for the first time ever, to recover tissue onsite, offering more hope to more people. Steve Hawkins Construction, Boothe Architects and Colt Power with NAI Robert Lynn were all partners in the Construction and completion of the project.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ribbon cutting takes place approximately 11:30 a.m.
1000 12th Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
In addition to the ribbon cutting, LifeGift will dedicate a memorial garden in honor of two local organ donors: Chris Elder and Xander Vento. The memorial garden was designed to serve as a place of reflection and respite for donor families.
As part of the celebration, new artwork also will be dedicated. Created by Ambassadors of Hope under the direction of public artist, “artreprenuer” and community developer, Reginald Adams, the pieces all depict scenes from LifeGift’s Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run, a 15-year-tradition in the Fort Worth community.
Established in 1987 and now celebrating its 30th year, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry and a member institution of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.lifegift.org, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.