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LifeGift is a organ bank based in Houston, TX that was founded in 1987. As of 2019 they had $61 million in revenue and $61 million in assets.

LifeGift offers hope to the thousands of people in Texas and beyond who need lifesaving organ transplants, and to countless others who need lifesaving tissue transplants.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Lifegift Organ Donation Center.

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Program areas at LifeGift

Procurement:as an Organ procurement organization (opo), Lifegift staff is available 24 hours a day to receive referrals from hospital personnel who identify potential Organ and/or tissue donors. The organization is responsible for servicing a federally designated service area, which includes 109 counties in houston, fort worth, lubbock and amarillo and works with approximately 200 hospitals. During 2018, 1,263 organs were recovered from 391 donors for transplant, a rate of recovery that is higher than most other opos in the country. Lifegift works with transplant centers and united network for Organ sharing (unos) to facilitate the matching of donor organs to recipients. Lifegift staff follow the policies dictated by the Organ procurement transplant network (optn) for the allocation of organs. Additionally, Lifegift maintains a communications call Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Center screens referrals, approaches families for authorization and medical history information and coordinates Organ and ...

Public education:lifegift's service area consists of 109 counties with a population of approximately 9.8 million based on the 2010 census. Lifegift works to promote Texas's statewide and Organ tissue registry, donate life Texas, driving individuals to register their decision to be an Organ, eye and tissue donor upon their deaths. Lifegift hosts public events annually, particularly during national donate life month (april.) These events include speaking events, 5k walk/runs and health fairs. Utilizing ambassadors of hope (volunteers who have been touched by Organ and tissue Donation), Lifegift conducts media outreach in a variety of outlets to influence others on importance of Organ and tissue Donation. During 2018, a group of approximately 408 volunteers donated 3,537 hours of their time, representing Lifegift at hundreds of events to promote Donation. Lifegift also produced 38 electronic newsletters in 2018 for internal and external audiences, as well as its annual report and calendar. In ...

Professional education:lifegift provides education to approximately 200 hospitals in its federally designated service area. A customized plan is developed for each of these hospitals to expand Lifegift's exposure in the medical community. Educational services include assisting hospitals in the development of required policies for the identification and referral of potential donors; education on the benefits of Organ and tissue Donation; and how to approach potential donor families when asking for authorization to donate. Lifegift meets with hospital administrators and hospital staff to develop, revise and implement policies to ensure participation in the routine notification of all hospital deaths. After a Donation takes place, follow up information is provided to the hospital.

Form 990s for LifeGift

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 6, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Feb 23, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 3, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for LifeGift

Total grants, contributions, etc.$120,984
Program services$60,646,027
Investment income and dividends$734,502
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$17,382
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$61,518,895

Vendors for LifeGift

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Weaver and Tidwell LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-02-06
█████ █████████████ ███████Transportation$8,3362020-02-06
███ █████████ ████████████Medical Health Care$7,5632020-02-06
███ ████████ █ ██████Lab Testing Services$12,3232020-02-06
██████ ███████ ██ ████████ █ ███████Medical Health Care$5,6082020-02-06
█████Association management software2019-10-03
██████Content management system software2019-10-03
█████████ ████████Software2019-10-03
...and nine more vendors

Personnel at LifeGift

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kevin A. Myer, Msha,President and Chief Executive Officer-Sept. 23, 2020
Tom FlanaganChief Operating Officer - Memorial Hermann - TMC$0Dec. 31, 2018
████████ ██████ ████Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$241,875Sept. 23, 2020
█ ███████ ████ ████Chief Medical Officer$363,503Dec. 31, 2018
███████████ ██████Vice President of Organ Operations-Sept. 23, 2020
██████ █████Vice President, External Relations-Sept. 23, 2020
█████ ██████Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development$181,783Sept. 23, 2020
██████ █████Vice President of Tissue Services-Sept. 23, 2020
█████ ███ ████ ██████Senior Manager Director , Tissue SV$191,114Dec. 31, 2017
███████ ███████Senior Managing Director - Facilities$161,038Dec. 31, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

Peer organ and tissue banks

1Midwest Transplant Network (MTN)501(c)(3)$59 millionWestwood, KS
2Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network501(c)(3)$74 millionItasca, IL
3Intermountain Donor Services (IDS)501(c)(3)$27 millionSalt Lake City, UT
4Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC)501(c)(3)$21 millionFalls Church, VA
5Donor Alliance501(c)(3)$52 millionDenver, CO
6Carolina Donor Services (CDS)501(c)(3)$34 millionGreenville, NC
7AlloSource501(c)(3)$162 millionCentennial, CO
8Nevada Donor Network (NDN)501(c)(3)$29 millionLas Vegas, NV
9Center for Organ Recovery and Education501(c)(3)$51 millionPittsburgh, PA
10Donor Network West501(c)(3)$88 millionSan Ramon, CA
11Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization / Lifesource501(c)(3)$47 millionMinneapolis, MN
12Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA)501(c)(3)$59 millionDallas, TX
13Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA)501(c)(3)$32 millionSan Antonio, TX
14LifeCenter Organ Donor Network501(c)(3)$15 millionCincinnati, OH
15Lifebanc501(c)(3)$38 millionCleveland, OH
16OneLegacy501(c)(3)$105 millionLos Angeles, CA
17Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA)501(c)(3)$29 millionCovington, LA
18NJ Sharing Network501(c)(3)$41 millionNew Providence, NJ
19Gift of Life Michigan501(c)(3)$60 millionAnn Arbor, MI
20Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research501(c)(3)$19 millionTampa, FL
21Keralink International (TBI)501(c)(3)$15 millionBaltimore, MD
22Lifecenter Northwest (LCNW)501(c)(3)$40 millionBellevue, WA
23Mid-America Transplant (MTS)501(c)(3)$54 millionSt Louis, MO
24Iowa Donor Network (IDN)501(c)(3)$27 millionNorth Liberty, IA
25LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma501(c)(3)$31 millionOklahoma City, OK