Mid-America Transplant unveiled its new Eye Bank, call center, and clinical office space on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. The new work spaces are designed to improve the overall function in the organization's pursuit to make organs and tissues available to all in need.
“This is an exciting day,” said Diane Brockmeier, CEO and President of Mid-America Transplant. “It’s a beautiful space. More importantly, we’re confident this will continue to help us fulfill our mission to save lives through organ and tissue donation.”
Donor Services is Mid-America Transplant’s 24/7 call center, open 365 days per year. It fields 135,000 calls annually to identify potential donors and offer the gift of tissue donation to thousands of families.
Mid-America Transplant’s Eye Bank processes corneas for vision-saving transplants. In 2018, more than 1,100 corneas were made available for transplant.
The tissue recovery teams at Mid-America Transplant facilitated tissue donation with nearly 2,000 donors in 2018. The gifts of heart valves, skin, bone, veins and nerves from donors last year could help more than 99,000 people.