TRIO Central Texas was organized in 2014 and is a chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization that focuses on support, advocacy, education, and donor awareness.
TRIO Central Texas has worked steadily to promote donor awareness by having representation at health fairs and providing programs about organ and tissue transplantation to various civic and religious organizations.
Our chapter has finished construction of our hospitality house which is now open to provide affordable temporary housing for transplant patients, living donors, and their caregivers. Our executive director, Mr. James Fly and our house managers, Cynthia Riley and Pamela Warren are doing a great job of making our guests feel at home. The house currently operates at 75% capacity and follows COVID protocol. We remain hopeful the the virus will be finally be overcome and we can transition to 100% capacity in the near future. We held our dedication ceremony on December 13, 2020, inside the house.
The video below is about a journey from tragedy to hope and highlights the lives of Amy and her lung recipient, Carrie, showing the importance of organ donation.