pattinilesinterviewSouthwest Transplant Alliance actively works with media outlets throughout the state of Texas in order to increase support and create awareness of the lifesaving importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Please check out some of the recent media coverage we have received.

STA talks about the importance of donation 
KMOC 89.5 – July 2017
KMOC’s Liz Sanderson speaks with STA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Katie Whitton, about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Donate Life Texas 
Radio One – July 2017
A Southwest Transplant Alliance representative phoned in to explain organ donation and tell listeners how they can register on the Donate Life Texas registry.

Focus at Four: Bryan family’s heartbreak offers life to others through organ donation  
KBTV – June 2017
In September 2016, 21-month-old Jarek Cadena of Bryan was fatally injured at the hands of someone who is now facing criminal charges.

For the Second Straight Year, the Southwest Transplant Alliance Sets a New Record for Organs Recovered in Texas
D Magazine Healthcare – January 2017
STA, based in Dallas, helped transplant 1,210 organs from 380 donors. That tops the record it set last year of 1,123.

Dallas Transplant Company Was Losing Money, But Changed Its Business Model
Dallas Business Journal – August 2016
Patti Niles found herself in a tough spot when she started her role as president and CEO at Dallas-based Southwest Transplant Alliance almost four years ago. The more organs the alliance recovered, the more money it lost. Something had to change.

Families Honor Organ Donors
CBS 19 | KYTX – August 2016
Southwest Transplant Alliance and Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas, came together to honor local organ donors and their families.

Texas Families United by Life-Saving Gifts
NBC 5 | KXAS – August 2016
The family of a high school football player who died in 2015 met four of his organ recipients in August in Dallas.

DeDe in the Morning with Lady Jade Interview
K104 FM | KKDA – August 2016
Two Southwest Transplant Alliance representatives stopped by the K104 studio to explain organ donation and tell listeners how they can register on the Donate Life Texas registry.

Donate Life Texas
CBS 6 | KAUZ – July 2016
Southwest Transplant Alliance employee provided information for a brief article about the life-saving gift of organ donation. The article explains how viewers can register to become organ donors.

How to Perform a Heart Transplant
D Magazine – March 2016
In this feature article, writer Matt Goodman follows several of the people who make a heart transplant possible at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, one of the country’s biggest heart transplant programs. In his detailed account, Goodman explains the roles of two STA transplant coordinators, Samantha Rutledge and Anna Cervantes.