Donor Family Resources

Donor Family Resources

How We Support Donor Families

When families make the decision to donate a loved one’s organs, eyes and/or tissues, they offer precious gifts that will save or improve the lives of others. Midwest Transplant Network is honored to assist families during what often is a difficult time.

We offer extended emotional support and education to all families of organ, eye and tissue donors. We proudly host donor family memorial services in the Kansas City area and in Wichita, Columbia and Joplin. We also help facilitate communication with transplant recipients.

Your experience as a donor family member is important to us, and we promise to be here for you.

Donor Stories

The gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation has a lasting impact on recipients, recipient families, donors and donor families. Hear inspirational, real-life stories from donor families whose loved ones impacted the lives of transplant recipients through the generous gift of donation.

Read about other donor families and the impact their loved ones made, or tell us about your own personal experience with organ donation.

Donor Family

Our quarterly donor family newsletter, Serenity, features inspirational stories of organ, eye and tissue donors, as well as resources for donor families.

Memorial Quilts

We proudly work with donor families to create quilts in honor of loved ones who have given the gift of life through organ donation.

Donor Family

Your experience as a donor family member is important to us. We value your feedback and continually seek to improve our services.

Types of Donation

Facts About Donation

Why Donate?

Discover MTN’s state-of-the-art Donor Care and Surgical Recovery Unit, where staff members are specially trained to provide expert care for donor heroes.

MTN Ranks Third Nationally for Donation, Transplantation Rates

CMS released the 2023 OPO Annual Public Aggregated Performance Report, which outlines individual OPO performance in 2021, the most recent year for which data is available. MTN ranks in Tier 1A – the highest possible performance standard – and No. 3 nationally for both donation and transplantation rates.
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Laboratory Sets Milestone Amid Pandemic

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