Bryan Busby, KMBC-9 Chief Meteorologist, Spreads the News about Organ Donation

Portrait of Bryan Busby, Green Ribbon Champion
Bryan Busby, Green Ribbon Champion, pictured here at the KMBC-9 News studio.

With a career spanning 30+ years in Kansas City, Bryan Busby, Chief Meteorologist at KMBC 9 News, has a trusted reputation for keeping people informed and safe during severe weather. His dedication to accurate reporting comes from his firm belief that knowledge is power—and that sharing knowledge can save and improve lives.

Bryan once had some misconceptions about his eligibility to be an organ donor, thinking his diabetes would prohibit him from joining the donor registry. When he learned that anyone can register—regardless of age, medical history or any other factor—and that more African Americans are needed on the donor registry, he registered right away. Now, Bryan is dispelling common myths and misconceptions as a Green Ribbon Champion, and he is encouraging everyone to give hope and share life by becoming registered organ donors.

“[Joining the donor registry] is really simple. Go online, click the box, 45 seconds to answer a few questions, and you’re done. You’ll feel good knowing your decision is going to help somebody else. It’s no different than making a monetary donation to a good charity, but this gift is priceless.”

Bryan Busby, Green Ribbon Champion

Considered one of the premier broadcast meteorologists in the country, Bryan has won eight Emmys and received numerous additional accolades throughout his career, including Role Model of the Year from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. In addition to his dedicated involvement in charity efforts, Bryan is also active in local musical arts, serving as a talented voiceover artist for various projects, principal timpanist for the Kansas City Civic Orchestra and the principal guest conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony.

Watch Bryan’s story in the video below:

Together with Midwest Transplant Network and all the Green Ribbon Champions, Bryan Busby invites you to join your state’s organ donor registry and encourage 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 and Tissue Donor Registry today at