February 4, 2019

License offices awarded for their efforts to save and enhance lives

Contact:
Lisa Cox
Chief, Office of Public Information
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Lisa.Cox@health.mo.gov

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), along with the Governor's Organ Donation Advisory Committee and their partners are pleased to recognize 12 top performing local license offices for their efforts to register individuals and collect contributions to support the Donor Registry System and education efforts.

"Every day the license office clerks show their commitment to saving and enhancing lives by asking every patron if they want to be an organ, eye and tissue donor," said Dr. Randall Williams, DHSS Director. "We encourage everyone to be an organ donor and let your family know of your decision to give the gift of life."

Local license offices are responsible for over 97 percent of the 3.8 million registered Missouri organ donors.

The offices with the highest percent of registrations and contribution collections per transaction receive recognition in the form of a certificate and mention in the Program's annual report. Awards are calculated on a quarterly basis throughout the state fiscal year.

Congratulations to the following FY19 first quarter awardees.

Registrations - All Offices

  1. Liberty, 65.1%
  2. Columbia South, 65.0%
  3. Parkville, 64.6%
  4. Des Peres, 64.0%
  5. Belton, 63.5%

Registrations - Transaction Based

  1. Offices with 3,000 or fewer transactions in FY18 - Monticello, 59.1%
  2. Offices with 3,001-9,100 transactions in FY18 - Pacific, 62.8%
  3. Offices 9,101 or more transactions in FY18 - Liberty, 65.1%

Contributions - All Offices

  1. Pacific, 29.8%
  2. Montgomery City, 29.1%
  3. Hartville, 26.5%
  4. Lamar, 26.2%
  5. Imperial, 25.8%

Contributions - Transaction Based

  1. Offices with 3,000 or fewer transactions in FY18 - Montgomery City, 29.1%
  2. Offices with 3,001-9,100 transactions in FY18 - Pacific, 29.8%
  3. Offices 9,101 or more transactions in FY18 - Imperial, 25.8%

To learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation or to register your decision to become a donor visit www.health.mo.gov/living/organdonor.

About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found at health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo.

 

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