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A historic number of organ donations in Mid-America Transplant’s service area led to more lives saved than in any other year in its history. Mid-America Transplant facilitated the recovery of 718 lifesaving organs from 223 selfless, heroic organ donors in 2017.
The Foundation’s Clinical Innovation Fund aims to support research that will impact transplantation within 3-5 years.
AMAT salutes the great strides that have been made in terms of the significant increase of multicultural organ, eye, and tissue deceased donors. However, the percentage of patients being added to the national transplant list continues to surpass the percentage of ethnically diverse donors.
The wall, which includes a monitor that will show organ transplant patients of the hospital, is located near the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
“We would probably be staying at a hotel if it weren’t for Family House,” Kolleen said. “This is so nice, so much better. It’s a home.”
She will lead AOPO in providing education and collaboration for 58 U.S. organizations responsible for facilitating organ and tissue donations for transplant.
When Medora, Illinois began its 4 on the 4th Run/Walk celebration to raise funds for a cause, Mary Loy approached organizers about supporting Mid-America Transplant.
After Gavin Maxwell received a lifesaving liver transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2014, he became a testament to the power of organ and tissue donation.
The 2017 Celebrate Life 5K is moving to the “Crown Jewel” of St. Louis, Forest Park. Mid-America Transplant announced in June the new location and a reschedule date of July 23.