Packet Pickup -Houston Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run
(Feb. 19, 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 key changes and re-alignment of leadership responsibilities, including three promotions.
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. After the transplant, there were fewer kidneys in the mild hypothermia group that did not function well initially; in this group, fewer resulted in delayed kidney graft function, which necessitates longer hospital stays and higher costs.