Western Plains Recognized for 2021 Excellence in Donation Award
June 25, 2021
Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) collaborates with over 250 hospitals and recognizes their partnership in saving lives through organ and tissue donation by presenting the Excellence in Donation Awards to hospitals and individuals in their community. Western Plains Medical Complex recently recognized by the Midwest Transplant Network for their efforts in saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation with an Excellence in Donation Award.
Based on 2020 donation outcomes, MTN presents the Excellence in Organ Donation Award to hospitals that had greater than 75% of eligible families granting authorization for donation. They honor hospitals with the Excellence in Tissue Donation Award that had at least 15 eligible tissue donors with greater than 40% of families granting authorization. Western Plains Medical Complex is proud to be a recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Donation Award, specifically for their tissue excellence.
“While 2020 brought many challenges, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tissue Services within Midwest Transplant increased the number of donors from whom they recovered tissues by 81. Thanks to the generosity of every donor, they recovered 25,677 tissue grafts for their partner MTF Biologics alone,” said Win Kyi, MD, Chief of Medical Staff, “This tissue is frequently used in orthopedic surgeries and also supports wound care treatments and joint reconstruction.”
Midwest Transplant Network has been connecting lives through organ donation since 1973. As the federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) for Kansas and the western two thirds of Missouri, Midwest Transplant Network provides services including organ procurement; surgical tissue and eye recovery; laboratory testing and 24-hour rapid response for referrals from hospital partners. Midwest Transplant Network ranks in the top 10% in the country among OPOs, which reflects the organization’s quality, professionalism and excellence in partnerships throughout the region.