Through Collaboration, 557 Organs Transplanted in 2012
Posted February 1, 2013 in News Category
More organs were transplanted in 2012 in the Mid-America Transplant Services designated service area than ever before, furthering a steady course for excellence at MTS. Five hundred fifty seven organs were transplanted in 2012 because of the generosity of donor families and the dedication of our staff and the many physicians, nurses and partners.
This all-time record represents an 11 percent increase from 2010 and is four more organs than 2011. These figures show the effectiveness of collaborating with our hospital partners to enhance clinical practices that improve the quality of organs recovered for lifesaving transplants.
“2012 was an amazing year for organ donations, but these results wouldn’t happen without Donor Families and the help of our partners” MTS President and CEO Dean F. Kappel said. “We’re always humbled by a family’s decision to donate, and we strive to do our best to ensure each family is supported with compassion and information throughout the donation process. With more than 1,500 people on the local waiting list, we look forward to saving more lives in 2013.”