• The Impact of Organ and Tissue Donation

    Organ donation a difficult topic for many to discuss, but for those in need, a simple decision to become an organ donor literally gives thousands a new chance at life. April is national Donate Life Month, which helps bring awareness to organ donation and helps encourage people to register to be organ donors. It's also an opportunity to remember and honor those that have saved lives through donation.

    Scott & White performs heart, lung, kidney/pancreas, corneal and blood/stem cell transplants at our Temple Hospital. Learn more about Scott & White's transplant program at transplant.sw.org.


    Transplant surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Lappin describes the types of organ donations and how you can register to become a donor.

Donor and Recipient Stories

  • Larry Has a Grateful Heart

    Killeen police and military veteran Larry Hurry put his whole heart into serving his community. When it gave out in 2011, he was grateful for the man who made a commitment to donate his organs — something Larry had never personally considered.

    Read Larry's story »

  • An Organ Recipient Gives Back Through Donation

    Born with a rare heart condition, Joshua Canal was only given weeks to live, but he fought 17 years before receiving a heart transplant. Then, when his heart failed again at age 30, Josh honored his heart donor by saving more than 50 people through his own organ and tissue donation.

    Read Josh's story »