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LifeGift Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Its Workforce

August 24, 2021

On August 9, 2021, LifeGift announced that as of October 1, 2021 all members of LifeGift’s workforce are mandated to be fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV2 virus. With the increasing rates of COVID-19 in the state of Texas due to the Delta variant, LifeGift believes it is the organization’s responsibility as a health services organization to do everything possible to mitigate the spread of the virus and protect our staff, our community, and all we serve.

“We recognize that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and provide the pathway to overcoming this pandemic,” said Kevin Myer, chief executive officer at LifeGift. “Our community places its trust in us to offer hope through the gift of a life-saving transplant. We honor that trust by ensuring our staff is protected against COVID-19 through vaccination and by complying with CDC guidelines.”

All of LifeGift’s staff, including full-time employees, part-time employees, per diem staff, and employees working in remote locations must be fully vaccinated by October 1, 2021, having received either two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Exemptions are permitted for certain religious beliefs or medical conditions that may preclude a staff member from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

LifeGift continues to encourage vaccinations for all eligible for the vaccine. You can learn more
about the COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC website.

About LifeGift
LifeGift is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) health services organization. As the organ procurement
organization (OPO) for North, Southeast and West Texas, we partner with more than 200
hospitals across 109 counties to save and heal lives. LifeGift is a founding member of Donate
Life Texas, the organization that manages the organ, eye and tissue donor registry.