Heart Transplant Recipient Graduates HS

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Imagine that moment when a mother holds her baby for the first time. The dreams for the future; the fear of living up to everything your child needs; the love you have for this little person you just met. Many of us have experienced that moment. Now imagine that within a few hours you notice that your baby’s lips look Continue Reading →

Groundbreaking – Celebration of Life Monument

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Twelve years ago, The Quest for the Gift of Life Foundation began working on a dream of having a memorial to those who had given the gift of life through organ, eye, tissue and whole body donation. They worked with Salt Lake City and with Intermountain Donor Services and the result was the Celebration of Life Monument. The Monument is Continue Reading →

The People You Meet

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April is National Donate Life Month and it has been crazy; in a good way. I’ve met some new people and had the opportunity to connect with people I haven’t seen recently. We’ve had the opportunity to set up a few panel discussions with some nursing classes. The panels have consisted of not only recipients, but also family members of Continue Reading →

Look Out Houston, Here Comes Team Utah Idaho

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As the world watches the Games in Sochi, Russia, Team Utah Idaho is training for another type of Games. Similar to the Olympics, the Transplant Games of America will include an opening ceremony to highlight the athletes, but there will also be another, even more emotional ceremony the following day; the Donor Tribute, which gives recipients and their loved ones Continue Reading →

The Lion and the Lamb

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a transplantation and donation symposium. The meeting opened with a story that was titled ‘The Lion and the Lamb’. I’ve heard this story before, but this was the first time I had the opportunity to hear from the prospective of both the recipient’s mother Tammy and the donor’s father Troy. I cannot begin Continue Reading →

Back to School – Discuss Organ Donation

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This summer just seemed to fly by. I’m not sure what happened to the “lazy days of summer!” As the school year starts, we are beginning to fill our calendar with dates to give presentations about organ donation to middle school students. Many of the students know someone who has been affected by the need for a transplant or they Continue Reading →

We Have A New Website

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We are happy to finally officially announce that we are launching a brand new website. This has been a long time waiting, but we now feel that the wait was worth it. We hired a professional marketing agency firm called Continue Reading →