Ott Earns Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator Designation

WESTWOOD, Kan. – May 15, 2013 – Melissa Ott, Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) organ procurement coordinator, earned the Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) designation by successfully passing the examination from the American Board of Transplant Certification. The CPTC designation is a credential given to qualified transplant coordinators or transplant nurses who have successfully passed the examination, which represents a standard of competence and spectrum of content including hospital services, community education, authorization, donor management and organ recovery.

Ott has been an organ procurement coordinator with MTN for four years. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is currently working to complete her master’s degree.

About Midwest Transplant Network The successful development of organ and tissue transplantation is one of the most extraordinary triumphs of modern medicine. Unfortunately, the ability to deliver this miracle is limited by a severe shortage of donors. Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) is the community’s connection to organ and tissue procurement and public awareness exclusively for Kansas and the western half of Missouri. MTN is a federally certified not-for-profit Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and has been committed to providing quality results in all facets of transplant and procurement services since 1973. For additional information about MTN, please visit

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