Tampa, FL- More Transplants More Life (“MTML”) announced its recognition as a tax-exempt non-profit under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to MTML are now fully tax-deductible. Even more importantly, MTML is also eligible to apply for public and private grants. Leveraging grants with matching funds from donors will create more opportunities to improve availability of additional organs for transplantation to those in need. We will also provide support for living donors and recipients.
“This is a major milestone for our growing organization, and we are excited to help support patients on the organ transplant list as well as help educate the community about the importance of organ donation,” commented Louis Betz, President and Founder of MTML.
Mr. Betz, himself, contracted a rare autoimmune disease that resulted in a double lung transplant at the end of 2018. He learned first-hand about the great demand for organs and that every day people die while on waiting lists – or even trying to get on the list at all. Kidneys, Lungs, Hearts, and Livers are desperately needed. In fact, while in the hospital recovering, one of his fellow patients died while waiting for lungs. It hit him hard; but blessed with a full recovery, he decided to share his experiences and improve the processes associated with organ transplants.
Since its original formation in mid-2019 as a Political Committee, MTML has been a growing voice about the importance of organ donation and in support of organ transplant candidates waiting on – or trying to be approved to – the National registry.
“This opens many doors for our organization to expand fundraising and increase advocacy on behalf of transplant candidates across the board,” added Mr. Betz.
About More Transplants More Life:
More Transplants More Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was created to increase the number of organ transplants and to provide support for patients and living donors. We achieve our mission by supporting patients in need, promoting research, building public awareness through education, and driving advocacy.