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Mid-America Transplant Creates First Endowed Distinguished Chair At Washington University in St. Louis

Mid-America Transplant Creates First Endowed Distinguished Chair At Washington University in St. Louis

Posted August 24, 2018 in News Category

The establishment of The G. Alexander Patterson, MD / Mid-America Transplant Endowed Distinguished Chair in Lung Transplantation marks the first time an OPO has provided a gift to initiate the formation of such an endowment.

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Inspired Interpretations of Butterflies

Inspired Interpretations of Butterflies

Posted August 3, 2018 in News Category

Donor mom Deb Simaitis created stained glass artwork for Mid-America Transplant’s Family House depicting two butterflies representing the relationship between organ, eye and tissue donor and transplant recipient.

 

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week Celebrates 22 Years

National Minority Donor Awareness Week Celebrates 22 Years

Posted August 1, 2018 in News Category

The week-long observance is aimed at educating minority communities on obstacles and concerns about organ and tissue donation while highlighting its many triumphs. 

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Study at Mid-America Transplant Leads to More Lifesaving Lung Transplants

Study at Mid-America Transplant Leads to More Lifesaving Lung Transplants

Posted July 11, 2018 in News Category

The study found a 71 percent increase in lungs recovered for transplant when an organ procurement organization (OPO) followed a 10-step protocol in managing lung donors at an independent organ recovery facility, similar to that utilized by Mid-America Transplant.   

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Missouri Governor Signs Law Increasing Organ, Eye, and Tissue Education Opportunities

Missouri Governor Signs Law Increasing Organ, Eye, and Tissue Education Opportunities

Posted July 6, 2018 in News Category

Under the law, when a state or nationally recognized organization requests to make a presentation on organ, eye and tissue donation, the school board must allow 30 minutes for the presentation. The school board will then determine if the information will be shared with students and parents within the school district.

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2018 Donate Life ECHO Recognizes the Importance of Donation and Transplantation in Multicultural Communities

2018 Donate Life ECHO Recognizes the Importance of Donation and Transplantation in Multicultural Communities

Posted July 3, 2018 in News Category

ECHO stands for Every Community Has Opportunity – the opportunity to save and heal lives through donation and transplantation. 

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Foundation Identifies Four New Clinical Innovation Fund Recipients

Foundation Identifies Four New Clinical Innovation Fund Recipients

Posted July 1, 2018 in News Category

The Mid-America Transplant Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded more than $850,000 in May to four research projects seeking to improve the lifesaving impact of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

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2018 Partner Grant Awards Double Support for Grief Centers and Donor Families

2018 Partner Grant Awards Double Support for Grief Centers and Donor Families

Posted June 5, 2018 in News Category

The Mid-America Transplant Foundation’s Board of Directors of approved about $450,000 in funding through seven partner grants – five to organizations providing grief services – in giving back to the communities through responsible stewardship of the Foundation’s resources.

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An Emotional, Joyful Green Up Game at Southern Illinois University

An Emotional, Joyful Green Up Game at Southern Illinois University

Posted May 7, 2018 in News Category

Two first pitches, in honor of a donor and in celebration of a recipient, conclude the inaugural Green Up Games at Southern Illinois University’s softball regular season finale. 

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A Miracle First Pitch

A Miracle First Pitch

Posted April 26, 2018 in News Category

For Brock Savant, just walking to the pitcher’s mound on a baseball field elicits words like “amazing” and “incredible.” 

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