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Donate Life Missouri visited state legislators in Jefferson City on Thursday, April 11 to discuss the importance of organ and tissue donation and the thousands of Missourians waiting for a life-saving transplant.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a proclamation on Wednesday, March 6 declaring April as Donate Life Month in Missouri. The proclamation coincides with National Donate Life Month, which was established in 2003, and celebrates the generosity of those who have shared the Gift of Life through organ, eye and tissue donation.
The Department of Revenue’s Division of Motor Vehicles is offering new Donate Life license plates. The new “Be An Organ Donor” license plates, which must be personalized, are available at local license offices.
Five hundred fifty seven organs were transplanted in 2012 because of the generosity of donor families and the dedication of our staff and the many physicians, nurses and partners.
As Patty Kallal described her week in Pasadena, California for the 2013 Rose Parade, her stories about the event capture the emotion and meaning surrounding the Donate Life float. But the most telling statement about its impact is her future plans to attend the parade. “My goal is to go out there again for a weekend in December and help work on a floragraph or the float,” she said.
Former Saint Louis University basketball standout Larry Hughes received a Donate Life Champion award from Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) and Donate Life America on Wednesday at halftime of the Billiken’s men’s basketball game against Eastern Illinois.
Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) is ranked among the top companies in the nation for having high workplace satisfaction and an actively engaged workforce. The high marks earned MTS a “Best in Class” Employer Award from Avatar HR Solutions, a national leader in quality improvement services specializing in Employee Engagement Surveys.
In an hour at the 2012 Transplant Games of America, countless inspiring stories could be found. With thousands of stories to share, we can’t possibly tell all of them over four days. But here are three Team Transplant St. Louis found particularly inspiring.