20 Years of New Life: Ambassador of Hope Reaches Significant Milestone

Ann Sturrock lives life to the fullest. She creates, travels and volunteers, and she will compete in the Donate Life Transplant Games in August. 

And it's all because nearly 20 years ago, her sister, Gina, donated a much needed kidney in Ann's time of need.

Ann was diagnosed with a genetic disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys, causing them to enlarge and lose function over time. When it was discovered that she would need a kidney transplant, "all five of my brothers and sisters, mother and ex-husband all offered to donate," Ann said. 

LifeGift Adds Full-Time Pediatric Intensivist to Team

LifeGift Adds Full-Time Pediatric Intensivist to Team

-Dr. Larry Easterling Joins at Associate Medical Director-

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Houston Dynamo Charity of the Match

Toadbucket Car Show

National Blue & Green Day

Packet Pickup -Houston Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run

Packet Pickup -Houston Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run

LifeGift Makes Strategic Leadership Changes to Meet Growing Needs of Organization

(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.

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Closing the Living Donation Gap

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. 

Understanding the Study: Hypothermia and Saving Lives

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.  


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