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By raising a Donate Life flag, Anderson Hospital helps family grieve

By raising a Donate Life flag, Anderson Hospital helps family grieve

Posted August 16, 2013 in Hospital Partner News

Jean Day was attending a seminar at Mid-America Transplant Services when she first learned of hospitals raising and flying Donate Life flags. The Director of Emergency Services at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois considered her facility’s campus and was inspired to raise a Donate Life flag there.

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Mayor Signs Proclamation Declaring August 1-8 National Minority Donor Awareness Week

Mayor Signs Proclamation Declaring August 1-8 National Minority Donor Awareness Week

Posted July 31, 2013 in News Category

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.

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Illinois Secretary of State Throws First Pitch at Miner's Baseball Game

Illinois Secretary of State Throws First Pitch at Miner's Baseball Game

Posted July 24, 2013 in News Category

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. 

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Molly's Trail Coming to Missouri

Molly's Trail Coming to Missouri

Posted July 24, 2013 in Donor Family News

Corey Eaker was at his wife’s memorial service in June of 2013 when the ideas started coming to him on how to share Molly Pearce-Eaker’s story and legacy.

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KSDK-TV: Three local DMVs want to be customer friendly

KSDK-TV: Three local DMVs want to be customer friendly

Posted June 28, 2013 in News Category

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.

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MTS Adds Third License Office to DMV Outreach

MTS Adds Third License Office to DMV Outreach

Posted June 27, 2013 in News Category

MTS’s DMV foot print is growing. With the acquisition of the Chesterfield License Office, MTS now operates three license offices in the St. Louis area. 

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Unsure of Where to Turn, Two Women Benefit from MTS Fund

Unsure of Where to Turn, Two Women Benefit from MTS Fund

Posted June 27, 2013 in News Category

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. 

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Mercy-St. Louis Honors Donors With Wall of Tears

Mercy-St. Louis Honors Donors With Wall of Tears

Posted June 19, 2013 in News Category

“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

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MTS Receives Pinnacle Award

MTS Receives Pinnacle Award

Posted June 19, 2013 in News Category

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.

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Mercy Physician, Dr. David Super, Utilizes 'An Indirect Approach' to Promote Donation

Mercy Physician, Dr. David Super, Utilizes 'An Indirect Approach' to Promote Donation

Posted June 13, 2013 in News Category

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. 

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