April 03, 2023
Methodist Hospital is shining light for Donate Life Month, observed in April, by illuminating its campus blue and green. This effort helps raise awareness about our community's growing need for organ donations and encourages people to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Over 10,000 people in Texas alone are waiting for an organ; this wouldn't be possible without the selfless sacrifices of those willing to share the gift of life by becoming an organ donor.
Methodist Hospital has the only heart transplant program in South Texas, recently hitting record transplant volumes and scoring above the average national percentile for one-year patient survival outcomes. Since the program’s inception, Methodist Hospital has performed more than 600 transplants, none of which would be possible without the extraordinary organ donors throughout the nation.
We can all be champions of the #DonateLife cause by encouraging open conversations about the ability to be an organ donor and the need of those waiting for a second chance at life. Donate Life Month honors the generosity of donors and their families while celebrating transplant recipients and recognizing those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant. Choosing to donate an organ is a life-changing decision for both the donor and the recipient and can inspire other ordinary people to do extraordinary things. To learn more about organ donation and to become a donor, visit San Antonio Hospital's Donate Life website.