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.

MTN Spotlight – Barb Sheble, Ambassador

In college, Barb Sheble passed out during track practice. A few months later, she got sick and passed out again. She was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition. She lived with the condition for 18 years before being placed on the transplant waitlist in January 2009, receiving a heart the same year. Sheble, whose heritage is Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is an MTN Ambassador who’s volunteered since 2013.


Colonial Life sales team donates $1,000 to Midwest Transplant Network

A sales competition among local teams at Colonial Life meant the winners could donate $1,000 to an organization of their choice. Amanda Liezert’s team won the contest and chose Midwest Transplant Network as their beneficiary.

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MTN Staff Spotlight – Britney Machin

Britney Machin’s professional career in healthcare includes experience as a community liaison in a clinical setting. She is our Staff Spotlight for National Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month.

Building Pathways to Trust with Black Nurses Association

Midwest Transplant Network hosted the Greater Kansas City Black Nurses Association during National Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month for a staff lunch and learn called Pathways to Trust.


What Black History Month Means to Me

In recognition of Black History Month, MTN asked a member of our staff to reflect on what the annual observance means to her. Read her thoughts on the importance of learning about the contributions people of color have made to American history.

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