Donor families help dedicate a first-of-a-kind organ recovery center

February 07, 2020

The new Center for Life to increase organ donations and assist families

On Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m., University Health System, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance and organ donor recovery partners will dedicate the Center for Life opening soon at University Hospital. Families of organ donors and transplant recipients will join them to share their stories.

The specialized facility is designed solely for the purpose of improving the organ and tissue recovery process, fulfilling donor wishes to help the greatest number of transplant patients possible. The Center will also allow donor families to continue the grieving process with funeral services in a more timely manner.

Currently, the amount of time needed to manage a donor, place organs with recipients and procure organs puts a strain on hospital resources. That often limits the number of organs that can be transplanted. The Center for Life will resolve those challenges for hospitals and families throughout TOSA’s 56 Central and South Texas counties.