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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s office presented a proclamation declaring the August 1-8 as National Minority Donor Awareness Week (NMDAW) in the city of St. Louis at a press conference Wednesday held by Better Family Life and Mid-America Transplant Services.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White threw out the first pitch Thursday at the seventh annual Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Night at the Southern Illinois Miner’s baseball game.
The Maplewood, Northside and Chesterfield license offices — operated by Mid-America Transplant Services — set out to improve customer services through utilization of a new system called QLess. KSDK’s Art Holliday visited the Maplewood License Office to learn more.
The MTS Recipient Fund is designed to help defray the out-of-pocket living and medical expenses associated with transplantation. Its usage has more than doubled in 2013.
“It was important for Mercy to let families know when they donate, they’re not forgotten. It’s a critical link in our mission, not only to meet the needs of a transplant, but to meet their spiritual and physical needs. Part of that is having somewhere for people to go and spiritually reflect and compose what has transpired.” — Ed Hubbell, director of emergency services and urgent care for Mercy-St. Louis
Donate Life America (DLA) presented a Pinnacle Award in the department of motor vehicles category to Mid-America Transplant Services for its Targeted Registry Initiative to increase the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors. The awards were presented in June at DLA’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.
Dr. David Super wanted to do something — anything — to help the situation. He had little control of it, and needed to help in some way. His 17-year-old daughter, Gabi, had just been added to the liver transplant waiting list in July 2012. David and his wife, Missy, knew the day was coming since she was diagnosed with idiopathic sclerosing cholangitis (ISC) at 10 years old.
Mid-America Transplant Services recognized Donor Families and recipients with a float at annual Annie Malone Parade on Sunday, celebrating 125 years of Annie Malone Family and Children Services.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White visited Driver Services Facilities in the Metro East on May 15 to present certificates of appreciation and a countertop display featuring Jazmyne Davis and her family.