April 23, 2014
April is Donate Life Month, which is a good reminder of how important organ and tissue donation is to our community and around the world. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, more than 120,000 people are waiting for an organ, and a new person joins the list every 10 minutes.
Myth 1: I
August 21, 2013
On Sunday, hundreds of people are expected to come together to honor the generosity of organ and tissue donors and their families at the St. Louis Candlelight Memorial Ceremony. The event will be held at the memorial park adjacent to the Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) offices. The ceremony is set to start at 7 p.m.
April 11, 2012
Editor’s note: This is the first in a seven part series on the donation process as submitted by Justin Phelps, a communications coordinator at Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS). He will guest blog periodically in 2012 to give our readers a better understanding of MTS and the services it provides. He may be reached at email@example.com.
February 24, 2012
Editor’s note: Justin Phelps is a communications coordinator at Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS). He will guest blog periodically in 2012 to give our readers a better understanding of MTS and the services it
provides. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First, we at Mid-America Transplant Services would like to thank our friends at Barnes-Jewish
February 1, 2012
Our partners at Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS), the region’s organ
procurement organization, are participating in a very cool initiative.
Donate Life America is posting “365 Stories of Hope” on their Facebook page. They’ll be posting one transplant story a day all year from around the country. Each state takes one week. This is Missouri’s week and
January 20, 2012
Last year was a very good year for lung transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Usually, the program averages about 55 transplants a year. But in 2011, Washington University surgeons performed 75 transplant procedures – the most in the program’s 23-year history.
Why the big jump?
It was a combination of having both a large number of donor organs available and
November 15, 2011
Our partners at Mid-America Transplant Services, the region’s organ procurement organization, have a video by donor mom June Laschober in their newest online newletter.
She talks about her son, Scott Laschober, a “teddy bear” of a young man, who died just as his life was starting to come together. June tells how in the face of this tragedy, making
November 2, 2011
Hope you’re a numbers person, ’cause we’ve got some big ones for you.
Our friends at Mid-America Transplant Services, the region’s organ procurement organization, got word from the national Donate Life initiative that more than 100 million Americans are now signed up as organ donors. That’s almost one third of all Americans!
Missouri has almost
August 8, 2011
Somewhere between the Snowpocalypse and Midwest doing its best imitation of a pizza oven, we had torrential rain. And that rain is what washed out the Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) Candlelight Memorial to honor organ and tissue donors and their families this spring.
The Candlelight Memorial has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the MTS Donor Memorial Monument at Highlands
July 25, 2011
Turn on the news this weekend and it was easy to wallow in sadness with the heinous attack in Norway, famine killing thousands in Somalia and people across the U.S. succumbing to a brutal heatwave.
But today I opened an email from our friends at Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) to find that they continue to be very successful