The Area We Serve

Mid-South Transplant Foundation serves western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.

Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) must be certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and abide by CMS regulations. CMS says that organ procurement works best when a high-performing organization is in tune with the needs of a local community. As a local and independent organization, Mid-South Transplant Foundation recognizes and caters to the needs of our local area.

We represent an area with a 52% African American population. Our focus on this demographic has resulted in increased African American consent rates to donation from 27% in 2007 to 55% in 2012.

Of the 58 organ procurement organizations, MSTF ranks #1 in the continental United States for having the highest percentage of African American donors.