Southwest Transplant Alliance Continues to Break Records

Southwest Transplant Alliance, a non-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) based in Dallas, has broken a record for the most number of organs transplanted in one month. During February 2016, 137 organs were transplanted. The previous record was 134 and that was in set in October of 2015.

About Southwest Transplant Alliance

For more than 40 years, STA has been saving lives by recovering donated organs for individuals awaiting a life-saving transplant. STA is among the largest of 58 federally designated, non-profit organ procurement organizations (OPO) and is now ranked number three in the nation for the highest number of organs transplanted. Founded in 1974, STA has facilitated more than 22,000 organs for recovery and enhanced the lives of more than 100,000 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 and Tyler. For more information, go to www.organ.org.

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Katie Whitton, APR