About Us

Our Mission

The Outlive Yourself Foundation was created to honor and support the gift of life through organ donation. The foundation’s mission is to advance transplant science, invest in community education, and care for donor families and transplant recipients.

The Outlive Yourself Foundation is part of Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), a non-profit organization that serves as the bridge between those who make the decision to donate their organs and tissue and those who need a lifesaving transplant. 

In 2019, the foundation’s funding priorities include the construction of a state-of-the-art building to support the mission of the Outlive Yourself Foundation and Southwest Transplant Alliance. The first-of-its-kind facility in Dallas, Texas, will include highly advanced medical equipment, a center for innovation, and a healing space for donor families. Visit www.organ.org/future for more information.

For more information or to contact us, please email info@outliveyourself.org.


Tara Storch, President
Emily Allbright, Executive Director
Patti Niles, CEO STA
Sandi Lemons, COO STA
Kirsten Gappelberg, Vice President

The Need for Organs

Approximately 114,000 men, women, and children in the U.S. need an organ transplant to live. More than 10,000 of them are Texans.

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The Donation Process

When a potential donor is identified by a hospital in our designated service area, the hospital must notify STA.

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Volunteer with Us

Our volunteer advocates are an important part of our effort to increase awareness about our mission.

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Register to Become a Donor

Join the Donate Life Texas Registry and give hope to thousands of people awaiting the transplant they need to survive.

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Event/Speaker Request

Outlive Yourself Foundation provides speakers and holds events to drive awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

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Financial Contributions

Financial support helps invest in education, care for donor families and transplant recipients, and advance transplant science.

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