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Former Saint Louis University basketball standout Larry Hughes received a Donate Life Champion award from Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) and Donate Life America on Wednesday at halftime of the Billiken’s men’s basketball game against Eastern Illinois.
Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) is ranked among the top companies in the nation for having high workplace satisfaction and an actively engaged workforce. The high marks earned MTS a “Best in Class” Employer Award from Avatar HR Solutions, a national leader in quality improvement services specializing in Employee Engagement Surveys.
In an hour at the 2012 Transplant Games of America, countless inspiring stories could be found. With thousands of stories to share, we can’t possibly tell all of them over four days. But here are three Team Transplant St. Louis found particularly inspiring.
After a month of planning, MTS is officially operating the state licensing office in Maplewood, MO. As the first organ procurement organization in the country to run a local DMV office, we have a unique opportunity to not only enhance customer service, but also to identify new ways in which we can encourage people to learn about organ and tissue donation and sign up on a donor registry
More than 1,300 St. Louisans are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. For some, it is their only hope of survival, and more lives could be saved each year if more people made the decision to join the organ and tissue donor registry. Additionally, thousands benefit from tissue donation annually.
Deven is a six-year-old liver recipient. He’s four years removed from his transplant at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Doctors said he would never walk, talk, smile, or show emotion. They said Deven would never advance developmentally beyond that of a newborn.