A life-saving organization is looking to the lake area to find more people willing to help. The Midwest Transplant Network is one of two federally certified organ procurement organizations in the state. They cover all of Kansas and part of Missouri. Right now, they’re trying to expand their recruitment outreach to familiarize people with the national donor registry and get more people signed up. Brooke Connell says that just one person can have a huge impact on several others.
Nationally, there are 119,000 people on waiting lists for organ donations. Connell says in their coverage area, there are 2500 on the waiting list. For more information go to www.yestheywantme.com.