Ambassador of Hope Orientation - Houston
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 float to life as they ride or walk beside the float.
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.
We began enrolling Southeast donors in early 2015 and by mid-2017 the enrollment was expanded to all LifeGift regions. This move positioned us as the second OPO with the highest average enrollment of donors per month.
The Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas (DLT) donor registry has officially top 10 million registrants, now surpassing Florida to become the second largest donor registry in the U.S. after California. The DLT registry documents a person's consent t for organ, eye and tissue donation after death.
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.
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (October 30, 2017) – Joshua student and athlete Aaron Singleton was only 15 years old when he died after a seizure during a football game last season and became an organ and tissue donor. Just two days short of the one-year anniversary of Aaron’s passing, his family, classmates and community will celebrate the gift of life in a unique tribute event at Joshua High School hosted by the Donate Life Texas organ, eye and tissue donor registry and LifeGift, the organ donation organization that oversaw Aaron’s donation.