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More than 150 people joined the Wall of Honor, representing 1,200 lives saved by organ donation and more than 7,500 lives impacted by tissue donation.
A beautiful, sunny, 70-degree day was the icing on the cake for Team Blake, who was the honoree for the first leg of the 5th annual Homers for Health Game Ball Relay on Sunday afternoon.
Celebrated in April each year, NDLM is a month-long observance of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
National Donate Life Month is about saving and healing lives through organ, eye, tissue and living donation.
A self-taught artist, Dr. Sreelatha Varma will open on March 31 her latest art show called “Dream” at Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing. The event will benefit the Mid-America Transplant Foundation and Family House.
The Mid-America Transplant Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to support a grief center, which will provide services to families in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri.
Secretary of State Jesse White initiated legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state’s First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card.
Mid-America Transplant marked a record number of tissue donations, totaling 1,662 donors throughout eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and northeast Arkansas in 2016.
The funding marks an important milestone in the history of the Foundation as it seeks to improve transplantation by supporting clinical and pre-clinical research.
Mid-America Transplant Chief Executive Officer and President Diane Brockmeier was one of 12 recipients of the inaugural Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition Award from the St. Louis chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.