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.

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Donor Hero Said “Yes” to Joining the Registry at the DMV

In honor of National DMV Appreciation Month, we are honored to share this submitted story about donor hero Ryan Stoway, who believed so much in organ, eye and tissue donation that he enthusiastically said “yes” to joining the registry when he received his permit to drive.
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Laboratory Sets Milestone Amid Pandemic

In our recent blog post, we talked to Midwest Transplant Network’s Laboratory Director, Scott McDonald, about our histocompatibility lab that performs tests in support of organ, eye and tissue donation…