Heart Transplant  Recipients in the  Kansas City area have been the source of inspiration for our annual fundraiser concert.   The MerleJam Transplant Fund was established by  Merle Zuel,  heart recipient and founder of the Kansas City Chapter of TRIO Federal Tax ID # 27-2326265    All donations will be made to KC TRIO, a 501c3 organization. 

KC TRIO will donate the net proceeds of the event to Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation-MerleJam Transplant Fund.   The fund is used to provide assistance to pre- and post-op heart transplant patients and their families.  Donations to KC Chapter of TRIO are tax deductible and will help with our continued local and national efforts to provide Education, Awareness and Advocacy for transplant recipients, candidates and family members.    INFO@KCTRIO.ORG for more information.  

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Transplant recipients, donor families and professional staff all help to raise community awareness about the success of organ donation and the need for registered donors

TRIO is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors. For MORE INFO CLICK HERE