A Game-Changer for Organ Donation

Truman the Tiger, University of Missouri Mascot, Raises the Roof for Green Ribbon Campaign

Truman the Tiger is a Green Ribbon Champion

Truman the Tiger, the University of Missouri mascot and special Green Ribbon Champion

Truman the Tiger is a special Green Ribbon Champion. As a big fan of those who choose to give hope and share life by registering as organ donors, he is showing his team spirit by wearing the Green Ribbon pin at MU sporting events, civic and university functions, hospitals, schools, and many other appearances in Columbia and statewide.

Nearly 2,000 people in Missouri and in Kansas are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Truman encourages his many followers, friends and fans to “be an MVP” and join the organ, eye and tissue donor registry during National Donate Life Month in April.

“Truman the Tiger is a fun addition to our Green Ribbon Champion lineup – along with support by Mizzou, he can be a great influencer and champion for building awareness.”

— Lori Clark, Director, Columbia Operations at Midwest Transplant Network and proud Mizzou graduate

Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) has a regional office in Columbia and a very successful partnership with MU Health Care, the University of Missouri’s academic health center. In fact, MU Health Care received MTN’s 2018 Donate Life Award from the Missouri Hospital Association to celebrate a record year with 36 organ donors at the University Hospital in Columbia, the most in the region. Additionally, MTN is actively engaged in college campus outreach programs, working with Student Organ Donor Advocates groups and colleges throughout Kansas and western Missouri.

Twice honored as the nation’s best mascot, Truman the Tiger was named through a campus contest, in recognition of Missouri native President Harry S. Truman. He has helped Mizzou teams roar to victory since he was given his current look and identity in the mid-1980s. Next up: giving 110% to the Green Ribbon Campaign and supporting the awareness efforts for more registered organ, eye and tissue donors!

See Truman in action as a Green Ribbon Champion in the video below:

Together with Midwest Transplant Network and all the Green Ribbon Champions, Truman the Tiger invites you to join your state’s organ donor registry and encourages others to do the same. Learn more about the types of donation, including the option to be a living donor, and the incredibly positive emotional experiences for organ donor families and transplant recipients.

Join the organ, eye and tissue donor registry today at ShareLifeMidwest.com.