The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation was established in 1995 by the family of Lisa Landry Childress to honor her memory. Inspired by her love of children and her passion for spreading the word about organ donation, Lisa’s family agreed that the foundation should focus on educating youth about organ donation. Learn more about the life that organ donation provided Lisa on the Lisa’s Story page.
The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation is devoted to educating youth about the importance of organ donation. The primary goal of the organization is to further awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, ultimately decreasing the number of people on the national waiting list and the length of time they have to wait for transplantation.
The key to solving the nation's organ and tissue shortage is to encourage awareness and discussion regarding the issue of donation. The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation has developed the “Pass It On” program to accomplish this goal. “Pass It On” is a full curriculum supported by three award winning videos developed by education and healthcare professionals for inclusion in school curricula, youth programs, church groups, and driver education. Age appropriate versions of the “Pass It On” curriculum are available for children in grades 4-8 and 9-12 as well as adults. The “Pass It On” curriculums enable youth to examine issues related to organ and tissue donation and transplantation and share this knowledge with family and friends so that informed decisions can be made.
The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation is affiliated with the Baylor Heath Care System Foundation, a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization that provides management services and serves as a fiscal agent for grants received for the benefit of the Lisa Landry Childress Foundation.
More than 79,000 Americans are currently waiting for organ transplants. Each day about 60 people receive organ transplants, but another 18 people on the waiting list die because not enough organs are available.
Though we often refer to the number of people on the transplant waiting list, or the number of people who become donors each year, these people are more than statistics...they are our friends, relatives, and neighbors. Visit our Donation Stories Page to read true accounts of the life-changing effects of organ donation and transplantation.