Southwest Transplant Alliance launches new foundation

Posted at 4:32 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 17:56:32-05

Southwest Transplant Alliance is expanding their mission by launching a new foundation. The Outlive Yourself Foundation is focusing on education and research.

The new organization has three primary objectives: driving research and education that will lead to more successful organ transplants; supporting the donation of organ and tissues while educating the public on its importance; and supporting the needs of donor families and transplant recipients.

The Southwest Transplant Alliance broke ground on a new state-of-the-art transplant facility earlier this month in Dallas. The new building will include an area for donor family services and support called Taylor’s place.

“This foundation is an additional way for us to give back to our community and to provide care to both our organ and tissue donor families as well as transplant recipients,” said President and CEO Patti Niles.

Taylor’s Gift was founded in 2010 by Todd and Tara Storch after the death of their 13-year-old daughter, Taylor.

“Todd and I are thrilled with where this path has led. The partnership with STA has opened up ways to make an even more significant impact in the world of organ donation,” said Tara Storch. “We are an organ donor family, and one of the many things we are passionate about is continuing to provide support to donor families as well as organ transplant recipients. The opportunity to do that via Outlive Yourself Foundation is just tremendous.”

Taylor’s Gift’s Executive Director Emily Allbright will transition to Executive Director of Outlive Yourself Foundation.

“We’ve been honored to have loyal supporters who believe in our mission,” said Allbright. “I can’t wait to share this new future with them, because I know they will be passionate about supporting this opportunity to make an even bigger impact.”

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