Tag: Mid-America Transplant Services

Candlelight Memorial Ceremony to honor organ and tissue donors and families

Candlelight Memorial Ceremony to honor organ and tissue donors and families

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.

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How to start saving lives today – MidAmerica Transplant Services tells you how

How to start saving lives today – MidAmerica Transplant Services tells you how

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 jphelps@mts-stl.org.

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MTS is one link in transplantation process

MTS is one link in transplantation process

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 jphelps@mts-stl.org.
First, we at Mid-America Transplant Services would like to thank our friends at Barnes-Jewish

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“Sempre Gumby” recipient helps raise awareness of need for organs

“Sempre Gumby” recipient helps raise awareness of need for organs

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

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Milestone year for lung transplant at Barnes-Jewish

Milestone year for lung transplant at Barnes-Jewish

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

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A mom tells why donation was the “right thing to do”

A mom tells why donation was the “right thing to do”

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

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100 million Americans play the match game

100 million Americans play the match game

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

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Candlelight Memorial to honor organ donors and their families

Candlelight Memorial to honor organ donors and their families

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

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MTS shares points of light

MTS shares points of light

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

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BJH Sponsors Holiday on the Plaza, Encourages Participants to "Donate Life"

BJH recently participated as a sponsor of Holiday on the Plaza in the Central West End on Saturday, December 4.

The event celebrated holiday cultures and traditions around the world and included live performances, Santa, a petting zoo and holiday workshop.  BJH’s booth featured awareness for organ donation, transplant, and pheresis.  Transplant

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