Mid-America Transplant Services moves into for-profit ventures

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 5, 2012
The region's leading provider of human organs for transplantation has staked its reputation on finding innovative ways to increase organ availability and shaving precious seconds in delivery. But Mid-America is also a nonprofit charitable organization that acts increasingly like a for-profit enterprise, selling body parts for financial gain and harboring potential conflicts of interest—while exempted from most federal and state taxes. It invests millions of dollars in for-profit ventures and supplies human bone and tissue to firms in which it maintains an ownership stake and leadership role.

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