Our mission is 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.
About Our Founder
Louis Betz, Jr., a recent double lung transplant recipient, is a lobbyist with over 25 years in politics. In 2014 he began experiencing breathing difficulty, and in the following years his lung function declined (See x-ray below) and he became increasingly dependent on oxygen. Eventually he was forced to check into the hospital and he received a double lung transplant, saving his life. During his post-transplant recovery, he watched as a fellow patient died while on the transplant waiting list. After some research, Louis discovered many problems and inefficiencies in the organ sharing process. With great intentions, the groups that handle organ sharing and procurement such as UNOS, SRTR, OPOs have tried to keep the playing field fair and effective. But the general laws and procedures regarding organ giving are outdated and needs improvement. With a keen understanding of the legislative process, Louis Betz created MTML originally as a Political Committee to begin to change the laws. The first initiative was to get The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to conduct a state wide independent study on organ transplants. These recommended changes are currently being considered by the legislature. While still monitoring and assisting the progress in Tallahassee, Louis felt more could be done so he dissolved the Political Committee to create the not-for-profit organization and make a direct impact. Dedicated to directly assisting transplant patients, MTML formalized its transition from a political committee to a not-for-profit in late 2020.
We can make the organ transplant process better
What are we doing about it?
MTML has accomplished the beginning stages of making changes. Now, as a not-for-profit, we are not only raising awareness, but necessary funds to make further changes by educating the community, families, and healthcare systems. We will organize patients and their families to engage in public awareness campaigns for improvements to the organ transplant system.
We are creating support programs to supplement existing resources for patients, living donors, and their families. We are providing ways to educate and involve the community. We are helping fill the gaps ensuring no one falls through the cracks.
More Transplants More Life (MTML) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in Florida dedicated to improving the processes to allow for more organs for transplantation to individuals waiting on the national organ transplant list and provide support for living donors. We believe in supporting patients in need, promoting research, building public awareness through education, and driving advocacy.
It is hard enough to get on the transplant waiting list. In our modern day of medicine, patients should not have to die waiting. Together, we will make a difference to provide more transplants for more lives saved.