Gary Garcia

Date of transplant: 12/6/2016 

Received: Liver 

Gary's story: "In 2013 I suffered from acute liver failure and was placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant. During the three-year wait, we had to fight hard to make sure I received the care I needed. As a person living with HIV, also in need of a lifesaving organ transplant, we had to find a care team that knew how to work with both conditions. 

Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run - Lubbock Fun Run Tips

  1. Packet pickup at the Arbor Hotel and Conference Center, located at  

  2. If you are part of a team, either the captain or another appointed individual can pick up packets for the entire team.

  3. The race will take place rain or shine. However, in the event of inclement weather (tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning,) we reserve the right to cancel. Please refer to for specifics related to our weather cancellation policies.

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week

Advancing Organ & Tissue Donation

Second Annual Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium

What is Donate Life ECHO?

ECHO stands for Every Community Has Opportunity – the opportunity to save and heal lives. Donate Life ECHO began in 2015 as a collaborative partnership between the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America (DLA). It is a nationwide observance focused on the importance of donation and transplantation in multicultural communities.

Double-Lung Transplant Recipient Heads to Spain to Compete in World Transplant Games

The hit song from 1971 “I’ve Never Been to Spain” by Three Dog Night holds true for most of us, but not for LifeGift Ambassadors of Hope Tina Rueles and her mom, Martha Rueles!  

The two jetted off to Malaga, Spain, on June 23 so that Tina, a double-lung recipient, could join the more than 2,000 athletes from 52 countries around the world to compete in the World Transplant Games. 

Young Mother and Tiny Donor Make Lasting Impact

July 10, 2017, started out like any other Monday for Jessica Roth, director of donation services for LifeGift – until a phone call changed the entire course of her day and outlook on life.  Jessica describes this pivotal moment from her own point of view:
Monday, July 10, 2017, is a day that will be cemented in my memory forever. It started out like any other Monday: Wake up, roll out of bed, make the coffee, get the kids dressed, rush out the door, and you know the rest. 

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party


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