• Support - We are grateful for all the support provided to the Heart Exchange!

  • Donor Awareness - Traditionaly, April is donor awareness month.

  • Donor Awareness - Become a donor today!

  • Transplant Games - Our amazing team practicing for the games!

  • Organ Donation - Save lives!

  • Save a Life - Bring awareness to Organ Donation!


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President's Corner - June 2014

judd 2014 marathon heart exchange support group

Crossing the next finish line in New York!!
Please congratulate Charlotte Judd for winning the Oakley NYMini 10K #madeformore contest! After battling heart conditions for 21 years and receiving a new heart, Charlotte now gets to do what she always thought was a privilege. RUN. Charlotte laces up for her new heart and for her donor family. She is not just living, but THRIVING. She is Made for More. See additional story in WorldRunning.com
Rebecca Holder, President, Heart Exchange Support Group, Inc.


Team Texas


Hello Team Texas,
update on numbers, at this moment

188 eye, tissue, skin and organ recipient athletes
18 Living Donor athletes

gives us 206 total athletes competing

68 DONOR FAMILIES (Which is absolutely outstanding)

gives us a total of 274 members of The 2014 Team Texas walking into the Opening Ceremonies of these Transplant Games

342 caregivers, supporters, fans, friends and family members

gives us 616 total people that registered under the name of TEAM TEXAS

Follow Doctors instructions regarding your practicing for these games, spend time out doors to be adjusted and prepared for the heat. Stay hydrated, and listen to what your body tells you!

Go Texas -Texas Go- Texas Life Warriors




The organization...

The Heart Exchange Support Group Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, was chartered in 1986. It is affiliated with CHI St Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston. Most of our active members are also members of the hospital's Auxiliary.

Heart Exchange activities are funded by donations, and memorial gifts. Funds are used directly on support programs, including temporary housing, prescription medications, and financial aid for needy patients and families identified by the Social Services department at CHI St. Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

A decision to give live through donation is the ultimate act of kindness. To register visit: donatelifetexas.org

Note: You need to tell your family

Become a volunteer! There are many opportunities to make a difference. Please let us know via e-mail and we will provide you with the requirements



Your donation is a tax-deductible contribution. Our organization is decicated to helping tranplant recipients and their families as well as promoting donor awareness.


Donate what you can to help

Your tax-free donation helps us support people and families in need.


Golf Classic:


The St. Luke’s Foundation Heart Golf Classic took place Monday, October 6, 2014, at Golf Club of Houston, formerly Redstone Golf Club. The Heart Golf Classic was created to bring new hope and help to those individuals affected by heart disease by raising funds for the Heart Exchange Support Group and the cardiovascular programs at CHI St. Luke’s Health and the Texas Heart® Institute.



Our Board 2013-2014

Executive Board

President - Rebecca Holder

VP Treasuer - Carrie Arnold

VP Secretary - Glenda Pay

Historian - Carrie Arnold

Board of Directors- 2013 / 2014

Nancy Aycock - Roy Ballard - Dorthy Ballard -

Beulah Bennett - James Bennett - Mary Ann

Brantley - Pette Dodd - Sally Dodd - Nigeria

Evans - Joey Galloway - Shawn Galloway -

Tom Griggs - John Guidry - Wayne Holder

Retha Jones - Charlotte Judd - Charles Liszcz - Alejandro Mata - Jim Swaffer - Sheila Vaughn

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