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When Sarah Tuley was four years old and in need of a cornea transplant because a virus took her vision, her grandmother gave her a little baby doll to overcome her fear of surgery. Now a 19-year-old college freshman, she is sharing her message of encouragement, hope and comfort with “Life Bears.”
Through the generosity of donor families, MTS unites with physicians, nurses, and other partners to save more lives in our communities. This selfless act inspires the staff of MTS, and compels us to create a meaningful donation experience for all potential and actual donor families.
Donation and Transplant Community Celebrates Long-Awaited Milestone.
‘Tears of Joy’ fall from the sky at inaugural Candlelight Memorial Ceremony
Over the past several years MTS has charted a steady course for excellence. By the generosity of donor families, and through the dedication of our staff and the many physicians, nurses, and partners, we continue our journey in 2011 to save even more lives.
Mid-America Transplant Services became the first Organ Procurement Organization nationwide to have its own onsite CT scanner in June.
Hospitals in the MTS region found creative ways to spread awareness of the benefits of organ and tissue donation during Donate Life month in April.
Mid-America Transplant Services announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. MTS’ board comprises donor family members, healthcare executives, physicians, and other disciplines, including ethics religion, and law.
“Visibility helps jumpstart the conversation.” Peggy Wobbema, a Chaplain in the Pastoral Care Department at CoxHealth South in Springfield, talks passionately about raising a Donate Life flag in front of her hospital. “It’s there every day, right under our hospital flag,” she says. “What I want the community to ask themselves every time they see the flag is, ‘Am I signed up?’ and ‘What do I believe about organ and tissue donation?’ It’s a daily chance to trigger thoughts and questions about the process and benefits of donation.”