Southwest Transplant Alliance, like all OPOs, pays for the medical care to recover organs from deceased donors. These expenses include evaluations, lab testing, inpatient hospital services during the donation, surgeons’ fees, STA medical staff, air and ground transportation and medical case management. Southwest Transplant Alliance does not pay for expenses related to care prior to a patient’s death or funeral expenses.

We receive funding through the fees we charge to the transplant hospitals that receive the organs for their transplant patients. This is regulated and audited by Medicare.

Financial gifts to Southwest Transplant Alliance can be a meaningful way to honor a loved one or friend, mark a special occasion or support the cause of organ donation and transplantation. Funds donated to STA help save lives by supporting community outreach designed to educate the public about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

When making an online gift, honorees can be designated by entering the individual’s name in the “Special Instructions for STA” box that will appear during processing before check out. If you have any questions about making a financial donation, please email us at

If you’d like to mail your donation, please send to the following address: Southwest Transplant Alliance, 5489 Blair Road, Dallas, TX  75231.  Please make checks payable to Southwest Transplant Alliance.