Baylor University Medical Center and Scott and White Memorial Hospital honor Southwest Transplant Alliance for its outstanding work.

Baylor University Medical Center and Scott and White Memorial Hospital honor Southwest Transplant Alliance for its outstanding work.

Dallas, TX – March 8, 2018 -- In a special ceremony at the Southwest Transplant Alliance Board of Directors’ meeting today, Dr. Goran Klintmalm, a pioneer in liver transplantation and a leading authority in kidney transplant with Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC), Dr. Jacqueline Lappin, medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Nicole Johnson, director of quality at BUMC, honored Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), a Dallas-based organ procurement organization, for its outstanding work in the field of donation and transplantation. STA board members and its leadership team watched as Dr. Klintmalm, Dr. Lappin and Johnson presented a plaque to acknowledge Patti Niles, CEO and president of STA and STA for its special partnership.

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About Southwest Transplant Alliance

For more than 40 years, STA has been saving lives by recovering donated organs for individuals awaiting a lifesaving transplant. Recently, STA began recovering eyes and tissue to improve lives. STA is among the largest of 58 federally designated, non-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs). Founded in 1974, STA has facilitated more than 24,000 organs for recovery and enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of people. STA is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). The organization serves communities in North Texas, Beaumont, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Galveston, Midland/Odessa, Temple, Wichita Falls and Tyler. For more information, go to www.organ.org. Sign up to be an organ donor today at www.DonateLifeTexas.org..

Katie Whitton, APR