MISSOURI DMVS RECOGNIZED

WESTWOOD, Kan. – January 16, 2013 – Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) and the Governor’s Organ Donation Advisory Committee (GODAC) of Missouri recognized three Missouri department of motor vehicle offices for excellence in 2013. The Lee’s Summit office received the award of excellence honoring dedication and service to organ and tissue donation in Missouri for the highest percentage of registered organ, tissue and eye donors in 2013.

The Lamar office received the award of excellence honoring dedication and service to organ and tissue donation in Missouri for the largest percent of dollar donations to the organ donor fund for 2013 among offices with 15,000 or less transactions.

The Joplin office received the award of excellence honoring dedication and service to organ and tissue donation in Missouri for largest percent of dollar donation to the organ donor fund for 2013 fiscal year among offices with 15,000-25,000 transactions.

“With 99 percent of the registered donors in MTN’s service area coming from local DMVs, the effort and commitment from these offices to ask every customer, every time if they want to join the registry is resulting in lives saved,” said Sarah Dolezal, MTN donor designation coordinator.

Members of GODAC include the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Revenue, Midwest Transplant Network, Mid-America Transplant Services, Saving Sight, Gift of Life and Missouri Kidney Program.

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 mwtn.org.

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