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Southwest Transplant Alliance Breaks Record for Lives Saved in 2017

Southwest Transplant Alliance, a Dallas-based nonprofit organ procurement organization, announced Jan. 2 that it made a record 1,267 organs available for transplant during 2017. Those organs were available because of the “selfless, lifesaving gifts of 385 organ donors” a press release stated.

“It’s inspiring and humbling to know that thousands of lives have been saved and enhanced because of the families that made the incredibly generous decision to donate and those who registered to be donors,” Patti Niles, CEO and president of Southwest Transplant Alliance, said in a news release. “We are grateful to all those who have made life possible.”

D Magazine reported that Southwest Transplant Alliance is the largest of 58 federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organizations in the U.S.


STA is the bridge between those who make the decision to donate their organs and those in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. STA’s dedicated and compassionate staff work in hospitals to guide grieving families through the donation process and provide the clinical services needed to recover, prepare and transport organs and tissues to those awaiting a lifesaving or life-enhancing transplant.

The organization works with 11 transplant centers and more than 200 acute care hospitals throughout the state of Texas. Find out more here. publishes every week.
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