“Welcome to Mid-South Transplant Foundation” Newsletter

Poetry Jam Contest Winner

spoken wordSpoken Word contest winner, Kimmie Douglas presented award at Linking Hands for Life event, April 26th.



Linking Hands for Life 2014

Team Mid-South Returns from the Transplant Games July 11-14

TGAteam1Team Mid-South, comprised of local organ and transplant recipients, a living donor and a donor mom were winners at the recent Transplant Games of America (TGA) held in Houston, Texas. The team of 16 won 10 medals (6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze). Team members’ lives have been changed and transformed as a result of their transplants. They competed in a variety of sports including cycling, swimming track and field, ballroom dancing, golf, basketball, poker, corn hole toss, etc. The TGA is a biennial event held in the U.S. to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of individuals whose lives have been affected by organ and tissue donation. Team Mid-south was sponsored by the Mid-South Transplant Foundation and in part by Methodist Transplant Institute, the Baptist Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Center and other community supporters.

New Dyersburg Office

New Department of Safety office opens in Dyersburg January 28, 2014.


PSA Video

Registering Online For Organ and Tissue Donation – As Easy As Apple Pie

You can offer Hope to a person waiting for a life-saving organ or tissue transplant. Click Here to register online today!

Discussion Panel

Mid-South Transplant Foundation hosted the Indie Memphis film premier: Tales from the Organ Trade at Malco Studio on the Square. The film was a look into organ trafficking in foreign countries. The panel following the premier was facilitated by Kim Van Frank, Executive Director, MSTF; and included Ric Esther Bienstock (filmmaker), Dr. Santiago Vera (transplant surgeon) and Verlene Carter, BSN, RN. The panel provided an opportunity to tell the facts about organ and tissue donation in the U.S. and answer questions from the audience.

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Cory Scott Horton

Memphian being honored in the Donate Life Rose Parade float on January 1, 2014
(See article about Cory here.)

WLOK Interview

WLOKGwendolyn Dorsey and Randa Lipman on “Let’s Talk about it” with Bobbie Thompson on WLOK discussing the recent Floragraph honoree at the Donate Life Rose Parade float-Cory Horton.

School Spirit Program

jarvisShow your school spirit and save lives. The University of Memphis needs everyone… students, teachers, staff, faculty, alumni, because IT’S ON! Click on the video.