Saving lives is made possible by living organ donors who give selflessly of themselves so that another person might live.
Living donation inspired the creation of the American Transplant Foundation, which has instrumentally changed the transplant community as the Foundation now helps the most vulnerable transplant patients through its nationwide programs. To date, transplant patients, living donors and their families across the country states have been supported through the Foundation’s programs.
Educate yourself and others about living organ donation. A living life can mean giving life!
Today around 120,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, 95% of which are waiting for a kidney or liver- an organ that can come from a living donor. In 2016, 5,397 people died before receiving an organ that could have saved their life. It is an honor for the American Transplant Foundation to support living donors by providing critical financial assistance that enables them to give the Gift of Life.
View the Hero Exhibit honoring living organ donors.