In 2005, Texas lawmakers called for the creation of a state registry for people to record their authorization to make an anatomical gift when they die. State Representative Glenda Dawson, herself a kidney transplant recipient, led the effort to create the registry. In 2007, after Representative Dawson's death, the Texas Legislature changed the official name of the registry to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry in memory of the Representative’s contributions to . . . More . . .