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 organ donation education in schools, Lisa’s family agreed that the foundation should focus on educating youth on the topic.


The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation is devoted to educating youth about the importance of organ donation. The primary goal of the organization is to improve awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, ultimately decreasing the number of people on the national waiting list.

The key to solving the nation’s organ and tissue shortage is to encourage organ donation education in schools. The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation has developed the “Pass It On” program to accomplish this goal.

The Lisa Landry Childress Foundation is affiliated with the Baylor Heath Care System Foundation.

The Baylor Health Care System Foundation is 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 foundation.

More than 113,000 Americans are currently waiting for organ transplants. Each day about 80 people receive organ transplants, but another 22 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 friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Donation Stories

Pass It On

“Pass It On” is a full curriculum supported by three award winning videos. The curriculum was developed by education and healthcare professionals for inclusion in school curricula, youth programs, church groups, and drivers’ education.  Age appropriate versions of the “Pass It On” organ donation education curriculum are available for children in grades 4-8 and 9-12 as well as adults.

“Pass It On” enables 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.

Pass It On


Donor Awareness Month

The month of April is designated National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month!
A variety of events, speaker opportunities, and news stories make this an ideal time to incorporate the “Pass It On” curriculum into your educational program!