At Mid-America Transplant, we hold the health and safety of our employees, partners and everyone we serve as a top priority. As a precaution to the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, the organization has decided to postpone all events planned by Mid-America Transplant through April 30. The decision to postpone events was considered carefully, balancing the risk of coronavirus and our desire to limit exposure for our donor families, recipients and their families, and our team.
While our events are cancelled, our clinical team and hospital partners will continue their tireless and inspiring efforts to save lives through organ and tissue donation. We are closely monitoring the situation per guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), other industry organizations, and our own medical experts. As always, the health and well-being of the donation and transplant community is our highest priority.
Over the next few weeks, we will reevaluate the situation to determine if our future schedule of events can be safely attended. In the meantime, watch our social media outlets for our plans to celebrate National Donate Life Month “virtually” throughout the month of April.
We encourage everyone to review the CDC recommendations for prevention, which are the same practices used to prevent the cold and flu. Click here for the CDC’s recommendation.
The CDC also lists symptoms for those with coronavirus. If you experience symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, call your doctor and/or your state’s coronavirus hotline for further instructions.
- Missouri hotline: 877-435-8411
- Illinois hotline: 800-889-3931
Mid-America Transplant is continually evaluating the risk of coronavirus and will provide updates as new developments related to organ and tissue donation occur.