Aug 15, 2017
As an organ donor, Eric Driskell’s final acts gave new life to others Kari Driskell, the widow of Blue Valley High School football coach Eric Driskell, encourages everyone to go online and register to become an organ donor at donatelife.net/register. T … Continued
Apr 27, 2017
April is National Donate Life Month You could save a life! April is National Donate Life Month and Brooke Connell of the Midwest Transplant Network and Katelyn Bohaty, a double lung recipient tells us why it is so important. See the story from KC Live.
Apr 18, 2017
Mercy: Celebration of Life Cathy Lucchi of Midwest Transplant Network, talks about the Celebration of Life event, organized by Mercy, Freeman, and the Midwest Transplant Network. See the story from KSNF here. See the story from The Joplin Globe here.
Mar 30, 2017
Blue Valley Coach Driskell leaves enduring legacy through organ donation In Blue Valley football coach Eric Driskell’s final hours, his family made a decision that will ensure his life’s work will live forever. See the story from Fox 4 here.
Mar 30, 2017
Following in Her Dad’s Footsteps, Cousin to Donate Kidney to Metro Woman Racquel Hibdon said she was 24 years old when she was diagnosed with chronic renal failure, which caused her kidneys to shrink. Seventeen years ago, her uncle donated his kidney … Continued
Jan 3, 2017
In Death, 80-Year-Old Man Gives Gift of Life More than 120,000 Americans are awaiting organ transplants. There’s clearly a need for donors of all ages. When a Rossville, Kansas man died in November, he proved you’re never too old to give. See Walt Brow … Continued
Oct 13, 2016
Families Meet for First Time Nine Years After Gift of Life When Joe Van Dolah of Overland Park, Kan., learned he would receive kidneys from a seven-year-old boy, he initially declined. Having dedicated much of his life to helping children over the year … Continued
Jun 8, 2016
Olathe Man to Compete in Transplant Games of America Each year, transplant recipients across the region compete in the Transplant Games of America as part of Team Mo-Kan. Open to living donors and transplant recipients, the competition highlights the i … Continued
Apr 18, 2016
Annual Celebration Honors Organ Donors and Transplant Recipients in Joplin, MO Currently, more than 120,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants, and tens of thousands more await life-enhancing tissue or cornea transplants. The Ce … Continued
Apr 5, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Helps Raise Awareness about the Need for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Despite recent advancements in medical technology, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of registered donors. In … Continued