The Future of Southwest Transplant Alliance

The Southwest Transplant Alliance Recovery Center, slated to open in Fall of 2020, is the first of its kind in Texas. Designed to revolutionize organ donation and transplantation, the facility will provide the nation’s most advanced care and support to organ donors and their families.
Highlights include:

All pre-recovery care is administered bedside. The onsite laboratory, equipment and space will be developed with care and compassion for the donor and their families.

The facility’s surgical sites will be designed with state-of-the-art equipment to support medical recovery teams and advanced medical research.

Donor families provide the ultimate gift through the donation process. Care and comfort facilities and services will be available onsite, and organ donors are forever remembered in the memorial garden.

Slated to open in 2020, STA’s new headquarters will lead the way in advancements, innovation and operations in the organ recovery industry – pledge your support today!

Your contribution to the Outlive Yourself Foundation capital campaign is an investment that will leave a lasting legacy in the lives of others.

The Outlive Yourself Foundation’s capital campaign fund supports the new  STA facility and its role in saving lives. You can be a part of our organization’s future through a contribution to the fund. By supporting organ donor families, transplant recipients, and research initiatives, you can be a part of the Outlive Yourself mission and help support and honor the gift of life.

Learn more by emailing us, or submit your contribution online.


STA’s new facility – and the potential it has to make an incredible impact in the lives of others – is capturing the attention of medical leaders and media.

The Southwest Transplant Alliance recovery center will bring some of the most significant advancements in transplant science since the 1980s to our community. An organ recovery is a race against time. Surgeons, nurses and transplant teams work together to deliver optimal organs for transplant and save lives. In this facility, medical teams can work more efficiently, schedule operating rooms when needed and even apply advanced perfusing machines prior to transplant if needed. It’s estimated that the recovery center will help decrease the time for a transplant surgeon to travel to and back from an organ donor hospital, including the waiting and surgical time from 8 to 10 hours to approximately 3 to 4. This is a significant advancement for our field and critical to patients awaiting a life-saving transplant.



Göran Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief and Chairman, Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute

Organ transplantation has always been a practice where we as surgeons and scientists are asking the community, families and transplant recipients to believe in a miracle. It is one of the most impressive medical advancements in our history that we can take an organ from one individual, transplant it to another and save a life. The Southwest Transplant Alliance recovery center will not only drive efficiency for the medical community, but donor families and transplant recipients will receive the very best medical care and comfort possible.



Parsia A. Vagefi, MD
Chief of the Division of Surgical Transplantation, UT Southwestern Medical Center

The organ recovery center will provide this community with a resource to save lives, improve efficiencies related to transplants and reflect dignity and respect to families of the organ donor.



Steve Love, CEO
DFW Hospital Council

This new recovery center will provide more efficient and effective collaboration for all entities and health professionals involved in the organ donation process. An excellent process will help ensure that the amazingly unselfish and generous gifts from the donor families will be fully and completely honored. This will then allow more individual lives to be saved and families impacted in our community as recipients are blessed with better health.



Ron Murff
Board of Trustees, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas

The Southwest Transplant Alliance organ recovery center will support maximizing organs transplanted per donor, improve the efficiency of the process, improve the quality of each organ donated and potentially apply forefront research therapies to expand the limits of organ donation.



Dr. Alejandro Mejia
Executive Program Director, Organ Transplantation
Methodist Hospital Dallas

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In the News:

  • The Finalists for D CEO’s 2019 Excellence in Healthcare Awards D CEO Healthcare
  • Southwest Transplant Alliance Breaks Ground on First-of-its-Kind Facility D CEO Healthcare
  • What a New Facility Means for the Southwest Transplant Alliance – D Magazine
  • Saving Lives Through Organ Transplants (Re-Air) – McCuistion TV

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