At Midwest Transplant Network, we have the honor of sharing stories of hope, love and triumph in the face of tragedy as we care for donor heroes and their families. We hope these posts will provide an inside look into the world of organ, eye, and tissue donation and inspire you to add your name to the donor registry or encourage others to do the same. Together, we can help decrease the transplant waitlist.

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2021: Maximizing the Gift of Life

Midwest Transplant Network continued saving and enhancing more lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in 2021. Our staff members and partners enhanced donation processes, maximizing the gift of life.

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Bringing Light to a Sometimes-Bittersweet Season

Toward the end of each calendar year, amid many holidays, Midwest Transplant Network hosts Hope for the Holidays, a time to remember donor heroes and celebrate the gift of life.


MTN Donor Family Coordinators

Hear from Donor Family Coordinators Denise Cooper and Kara Gartner on their roles in Midwest Transplant Network’s Donor Family Support program.

MTN Donation Communications Coordinators

Hear from Donation Communications Coordinators Jessica Cleary and Lindy Maska on their roles in Midwest Transplant Network’s Donor Family Support program.

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Family Services Manager Shares About Her Donor Hero

Megan Paone, Manager, Family Services, talks about her grief journey as a donor wife in this guest blog post. Learn more about her husband and donor hero, Chris, as well as how his ability to save lives gives her a sense of peace.

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