Forget About Life-Enhancing; Tissue Donation Is Lifesaving

“Forget about life enhancing, tissue donation is lifesaving,” were the remarkable words from our president and CEO, Kevin Myer, during the first staff meeting of 2016 in reference to the phenomenal achievement of the tissue department: 1,014 tissue donors in 2015. 

To embrace and truly understand this significant milestone, we asked Brian Roe – our senior managing director, tissue services, and Communication Center Operations – to answer a few questions: 

Impact of GTEx Study Being Realized

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. The goal of the project was to benefit the community through an expanded knowledge of complex patterns of genetic variation across a broad range of tissue types, offering hope for the health care of future generations.

Lauren Quinn Named LifeGift Vice President of External Relations

(July 16, 2018) – LifeGift, the federally-designated organ and tissue recovery agency, which offers hope to individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties in Southeast, North and West Texas, today announced that Lauren Quinn has been promoted to vice president of external relations.

In this newly created role, Lauren’s expanded duties will include leading  LifeGift’s external relationships with hospitals, community partners, volunteers and donor families in the LifeGift aftercare program.

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week

National Donor Sabbath

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Houston Wins World Transplant Games Bid

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. 

Your Pride Lives On

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.

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