Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) performed among the top organ procurement organizations (OPOs) nationally in 2021 for number of organ donors and number of organs transplanted. These records represent our continual commitment to saving and enhancing more lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Our staff members strive each day to reduce the waitlist for organ transplants and to provide tissues for those in need. The mission of MTN impacts the lives of all recipients, the recipients’ family members and friends as well as donor families and friends. This hard work contributed to the U.S. officially surpassing 40,000 transplants in one year for the first time in 2021.
We continued raising the bar to improve our performance for all those whose lives can be transformed by donation, and our hard work paid off. We proudly ranked No. 1 among organ procurement organizations nationally for the number of organ donors and No. 2 for the number of transplants as compared to the expected number for hospital-eligible deaths. These metrics are based on the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services report, which reflects data from the 2019 calendar year.
So much of MTN’s success is credited to our incredible donation community: our transplant center and hospital partners as well as the generosity of those in our service area who say “yes” to donation. Our volunteer Ambassadors and licensing, treasury and Department of Revenue partners also are vital to
these accomplishments. We are grateful for everyone who plays a role in the donation process, and we look forward to saving and enhancing more lives together in 2022 and beyond.
Jan Finn, RN, MSN
President & Chief Executive Officer
Midwest Transplant Network