The Gift of Life Program’s emphasis is on hosting frequent blood drives so patients receive the lifesaving gift they need. Gift of Life benefits the three fraternal hospitals: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, the Shrine Burn Center in Galveston and the Shrine Orthopedic Hospital in Houston, as well as community hospitals throughout the state.
The program encourages the Masonic Lodges of Texas to hold community blood drives and to direct the blood and blood products from these drives for the benefit of the three fraternal hospitals or a local community healthcare facility.
We award scholarships annually to local high school seniors who apply and meet eligibility requirements. The amounts awarded vary based upon our ability to raise funds and the number of individual scholarships we are able to award.