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Organ, eye and tissue transplants offer a chance at healthy, productive and normal lives. Learn why registering to be a donor gives the Gift of Life and restores hope.

See the Impact

An individual donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and countless others through tissue donation. See how donation impacts countless lives.

Become a Volunteer

Join us and educate communities we serve about the importance of donation. Volunteers make and impact by helping us save lives.

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Looking for a speaker for your class or event? Our volunteers and experts educate and dispel myths about organ donation with updated facts and personal stories.


The Donate Life Texas Registry offers Texans an opportunity to officially and legally register to become organ and tissue donors. Your organ donation could save the lives of up to nine people and your tissue donation could enhance the lives of another 50 people. The Texas registry was named for State Representative, Glenda Dawson, a kidney transplant recipient who led the effort to create the registry.

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Without organ donors, the ripple effect that impacts family, friends and colleagues wouldn’t even be able to begin. Read more about those who said ‘yes’ to donation.

The renewal of life is often realized through the new chance that organ donation provides to a transplant recipient. View stories of inspiration here.

Experience what it is like to volunteer with STA, view profiles of our current volunteer advocates.

Learn about the healthcare partners who assist us in facilitating the gift of life to those in need.

Shon Blair

The Blair Family Honors Their Son

Vicky Blair is proud of her son’s decision to become an organ donor. She, and her family, honored his wishes and continued Shon’s legacy.

2015 Texas Transplant Society Conf 2015, Patti Niles, Teresa Shaffer

Texas Transplant Society Brings Leaders Together

The Texas Transplantation Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting recently brought together many transplant disciplines. This year, the organization hosted Sir Roy Calne, MD, who presented the inaugural Goran Klintmalm Lecture.

Employee Feature

The Loss of a Son Inspired Her Profession

Nanette Pace is passionate about what she does for a living, especially after losing her son. Some 10 years later, her commitment to donation and transplantation are even stronger because of him.

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Every day, an average of 81 people receive lifesaving organ transplants across our nation. Countless others receive lifesaving tissue transplants. Making the generous decision to be an organ donor can save up to eight lives. Here’s more reason to join the Donate Life Texas Registry today.

Thousands Waiting

123,000 individuals are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Of those, more than 13,300 are Texans.

Improve Lives

In 2014, STA placed 998 organs for transplant. Increase our chance to save lives, Sign-up & Save Lives today.

Growing Need

Every 10 minutes, a new person is added to the waiting list and every day 22 people die waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

Taking the Next Step

Taking the next step is easy! Just register online today.