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Currently, more than 10,000 Texans are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant.  Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) and Galleria Dallas are partnering on an educational campaign and visual installation in celebration of National Donate Life Month this April. Donate Life Month is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation across the U.S. This collaboration serves as an opportunity to engage the North Texas community about the profound impact of organ donation.

From April 1-30, the display at Galleria Dallas will feature heroic organ donors and courageous transplant recipients from North Texas and across the state. Among those featured on the wall from North Texas are Olivia Solis, a 5-year-old heart recipient, and 25-year-old donor hero, Jordan Santiago, who saved six lives through the gift of life. Their photos are depicted on leaves overlaying a graphic of the centenarian Oak tree that serves as the centerpiece of STA’s Dallas headquarters. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about STA’s mission and to register their decision to donate through two QR codes found on the installation.

“We are grateful to Galleria Dallas for allowing us this space to educate and raise awareness in our community about the gift of life,” said Brad Adams, CEO of STA. “It is even more pertinent to be given this platform during Donate Life Month, when we celebrate our heroic donors and educate others about how donation saves lives. Each person depicted on the wall represents a life profoundly transformed because someone said ‘yes’ to donation and we are privileged to honor them.”

STA is a leading nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO), currently serving a diverse population of over 10 million Texans across 89 counties. This year, STA is celebrating its 50th anniversary of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

“Southwest Transplant Alliance’s lifesaving mission is deeply important to our community, and we’re proud to share it on our Gallery Wall during Donate Life Month,” said Galleria Dallas Director of Marketing Megan Townsend. “We hope our guests will take heart from the inspiring stories on the wall and consider becoming an organ donor if they aren’t already.”

STA encourages Texans to help save and heal lives by:

What: Southwest Transplant Alliance Presents Donate Life Month at Galleria Dallas

When: April 1-30, 2024

Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240. Located on Level 1 on the Gallery Wall across from Apple.

Cost: Free

Information: galleriadallas.com

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About Galleria Dallas 

Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, The Westin Galleria Dallas and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 12 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit galleriadallas.com for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Trademark Property Group, Inc.  Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240.

About Southwest Transplant Alliance
Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas, that saves lives by fulfilling the gifts of organ and tissue donation. Founded in 1974, STA has facilitated more than 35,000 organs for recovery and enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of people through tissue recovery. STA is among the largest of 56 federally designated, nonprofit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States and is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Established in 2018, the STA Foundation provides care for families, community education, and research in transplant science. STA serves communities in North Texas, Beaumont, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Galveston, Midland/Odessa, Temple, Tyler and Wichita Falls. For more information, go to organ.org. Para información en español, visita organ.org/espanol.