LifeGift Reaches Record Amount of Donors, Transplants

KLBK NEWS | Leslie Adami

LUBBOCK, TX - On Thursday, LifeGift, the federally-designated organ and tissue recovery agency, announced that 415 individuals became organ donors and 1,084 individuals became tissue donors in 2016, the most the group has ever seen in its 30 years history. 

"During 2016, we also invested heavily in training programs to help our staff learn how to better serve families in crisis and make the decision to donate, all to increase our impact on the waiting list of people counting on us to help save their lives through transplantation," said Kevin Myer, president and CEO of LifeGift.

From Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016, LifeGift successfully coordinated the recovery of 415 precious, lifesaving organ donors, resulting in 1130 total organs transplanted. Continue reading