Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) is one of 58 federally-regulated organ procurement organizations in the United States. Established in 1975 as South Texas Organ Bank, TOSA serves Central and South Texas offering organ recovery and donation services for individuals and families who wish to offer others a second chance at life via organ donation.

About Us

A Private, Not-For-Profit 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) Organization

Through our efforts and dedication of staff in our corporate office in San Antonio and regional offices in Austin and McAllen, TOSA has been recognized as one of San Antonio's Top Workplaces and named the 2014 Top Workplace Small Business Winner by the San Antonio-Express News.

Service AreaS

Northern Region

Michelle Segovia

Director of Communications

msegovia@TOSA1.org
512.459-4848 x2202
866.685.0277 Toll Free
7000 North Mopac, Suite 160
Austin, Texas 78731

Counties Served

  • Bastrop
  • Blanco
  • Burleson
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Fayette
  • Hays
  • Lampasas
  • Lee
  • Llano
  • Mason
  • McCulloch
  • McLennan
  • Menard
  • Milam
  • San Saba
  • Tom Green
  • Travis (Regional Office)
  • Williamson

Central Region

Clarissa Thompson

Senior Communications
Coordinator
cthompson@TOSA1.org
210.614.7030 x2004
866.685.0277 Toll Free
8122 Datapoint Drive, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229

Counties Served

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar (TOSA HQ)
  • Comal
  • DeWitt
  • Edwards
  • Frio
  • Gillespie
  • Gonzales
  • Guadalupe
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • Kimble
  • Medina
  • Real
  • Sutton
  • Wilson

Southern Region

Edwina P. Garza

Communications Coordinator

egarza@TOSA1.org
956.630.0884 x2101
866.685.0277 Toll Free
1400 N. McColl Rd., Suite 104A
McAllen, Texas 78501

Counties Served

  • Brooks
  • Cameron
  • Dimmit
  • Duval
  • Hidalgo (Regional Office)
  • Val Verde
  • Jim Hogg
  • Kenedy
  • Kinney
  • La Salle
  • Live Oak
  • Maverick
  • McMullen
  • Starr
  • Uvalde
  • Webb
  • Willacy
  • Zapata
  • Zavala

Partners

Donate Life Texas

Established by the 79th Texas Legislature in 2005, the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry allows individuals to record legal consent for organ, eye and tissue donation after death. A non-profit organization, Donate Life Texas Inc. maintains and operates the donor registry and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the CEOs of Texas' three federally-designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs).

Legislation created partnerships with the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that allow individuals to join the donor registry when applying for or renewing their driver's license, ID or vehicle registration.

The Donate Life Texas Donor Registry was named in honor of Rep. Glenda Dawson. Elected in 2002, Dawson served two terms as the Texas House Representative for the 29th District. A kidney transplant recipient, Dawson was a passionate advocate for organ donation.

Donate Life Texas is among the fastest growing donor registries in the country. As a result, thousands of lives have been saved thanks to registered organ, eye and tissue donors.

San Antonio Eye Bank

Founded in 1965 to meet the growing need for cornea tissue in San Antonio and surrounding areas, the San Antonio Eye Bank has helped restore sight to the blind for 50 years throughout South Texas. San Antonio Eye Bank's affiliation with KeraLink International, a global network of eye banks and related programs committed to reversing corneal blindness, ensures that cornea tissue not transplanted in our community can be placed with a patient who needs it in other areas of the U.S. or the world.
GenCure applies advances in regenerative medicine to help heal patients suffering from trauma, disease or the aging process. Using processed tissue and cell-based therapies, GenCure works to connect needs with solutions.

They specialize in the collection, development and processing of a diverse range of components for human therapeutic and research applications. As a bio-medical partner, GenCure provides human cell and tissue procurement services as well as the facilities and expertise to ensure cGMP-compliant processing of materials in support of research and clinical programs.

United Tissue Resources

The former Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas was founded in 1951 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The Tissue Services division was established in 1986 due to the increasing demand for allograft tissue. The Tissue Center maintained a centrally located allograft inventory for area hospitals and surgery centers serving patient needs. Approximately 4,000 tissue grafts are distributed to area hospitals annually for life-saving surgeries. Our organization also works with generous donor families to make the gifts possible. The mission continues as the organization moves forward as United Tissue Resources. United Tissue Resources' main facility is located in Austin, Texas.

Loan Star Lions Eye Bank

Lone Star Lions Eye Bank is a 501(c)(3) Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of sight through:

  • Raising donor awareness in Central Texas
  • The collection, processing and distribution of human ocular tissue
  • Progress in medicine through the support of research
  • The sponsorship of educational programs for the medical community and general public

Lone Star Lions Eye Bank has been operating in Central Texas for over 30 years.

Leadership

Our Leadership

Joseph Nespral, MD, CPTC

Chief Executive Officer

Marilou Donley

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Tootle

Senior Director of Quality Services

Carie Kadric

Director of Clinical Services

Dorothy Starr

Director of Northern Region & Hospital Development Services

Michelle Segovia

Director of Communications

Sarah Dworaczyk

Manager of Clinical Quality

Staci Linderman

Regional Clinical Supervisor

Camron Dovalina

Regional Clinical Supervisor

Governing Board

Chair Vince Speeg, MD
Lawrence A. Eisenberg
Norma Garcia
Glenn Halff, MD
Michael Horton, PharmD
Bruce Mitchell
Jerry Morrisey, PhD
Beverly Purcell-Guerra
Daniel Stanton

Careers

The team at Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) is dedicated to its mission to save lives through organ donation in Central and South Texas. To join our efforts, please fill out the form with your contact information and resume. Please specify the specific position you're inquiring about.

Current Positions Available

In-House Coordinator - San Antonio. View Position
Clinical Quality Analyst- Austin. View Position
Clinical Quality Analyst- San Antonio. View Position
Organ Recovery Coordinator - Austin. View Position
Organ Recovery Coordinator - San Antonio. View Position
Per Diem ORC - Laredo. View Position
Per Diem ORC - San Antonio. View Position

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Report
To The Community

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance releases a report to the Community once per year.

Read the most recent report or view the archives:

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

Financial contributions can be made to Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) to show support for donation, as well as in memory or honor of an individual. The money donated will be used by TOSA, the federally-designated organ procurement organization serving Central and South Texas, to increase awareness of the critical need for organ donation. Hopefully with the increased awareness, we will be able to inspire more people to register their decision to donate, which in turn should result in more donations, more transplants and more lives saved.

You may donate online by clicking the button below, you may also send financial contributions to us at:

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
8122 Datapoint Dr. Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229