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Clinical researchers who have received funding from the Mid-America Transplant Foundation, presented progress on their research, which is expected to impact donation and transplantation within the next three to five years.
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A historic number of organ donations in Mid-America Transplant’s service area led to more lives saved than in any other year in its history. Mid-America Transplant facilitated the recovery of 718 lifesaving organs from 223 selfless, heroic organ donors in 2017.
Rhonda Robert knows how difficult the holidays can be without a loved one. That’s why she was inspired to create an organ and tissue donor memorial for donor families in southeast Missouri by honoring their loved ones at the Holiday of Lights display at Cape County Parks.
The Foundation’s Clinical Innovation Fund aims to support research that will impact transplantation within 3-5 years.
A portrait in flowers, honoring “The Gift of Time.”
AMAT salutes the great strides that have been made in terms of the significant increase of multicultural organ, eye, and tissue deceased donors. However, the percentage of patients being added to the national transplant list continues to surpass the percentage of ethnically diverse donors.
The wall, which includes a monitor that will show organ transplant patients of the hospital, is located near the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
“We would probably be staying at a hotel if it weren’t for Family House,” Kolleen said. “This is so nice, so much better. It’s a home.”
She will lead AOPO in providing education and collaboration for 58 U.S. organizations responsible for facilitating organ and tissue donations for transplant.