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2018 National Donor Sabbath Focuses on Being a Symbol of Hope

2018 National Donor Sabbath Focuses on Being a Symbol of Hope

Posted November 8, 2018 in News Category

In 2018, National Donor Sabbath is focusing on the message of being a symbol of hope and compassion for the more than 114,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. 

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Say “Yes” to Donation in November During Eye Donation Month

Say “Yes” to Donation in November During Eye Donation Month

Posted October 29, 2018 in News Category

Eye Donation Month 2018 will focus on all the individuals who make the gift of sight possible.

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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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