Read stories of patients the American Transplant Foundation has helped though the Patient Assistance Program here.
View our Living Donor Hero Exhibit.
Jess, Living Kidney Donor
Debbie, Living Kidney Donor
“Living donation was our way of simply not only honoring our son but honoring life – the true Gift of Life. We are so passionate about helping others avoid losing someone they love as we did.”
Robin, Living Kidney Donor
“It cost me so very little and gave so very much, something that can never be measured. I try to encourage everyone I can to consider organ donation.”
Coleen, Living Liver Donor
“We all need to protect and fight for each other. If we don’t, there will be no one left to fight for us when it’s our turn to be in need.”
Rachel, Tissue Recipient
“My goal is to be helping patients the same way my surgeon helped me through allograft transplantation.”
Robin, Donor Mother
|“Nothing takes the pain away, but knowing that your child is a hero to someone is a wonderful thing.”|
Chris and Stephanie, Future Living Kidney Donor and Recipient
|“Chris is my rock. I’m the lucky one.”|
Keith, Kidney Recipient
|“Every day is a gift of life for me. I can finally live the way I always wanted to.”|
Krysta, Double Lung Recipient and Tissue Donor
|“Because of organ donation, we got to see our daughter run.”|
Marc, Living Kidney Donor
|“If you can help someone, my goodness yes, do it. What’s the downside?”|
Brittney, Heart Recipient
|“When I was two months old, I was only heartbeats away from the end of my life. After my heart transplant, I was at the beginning.”|
CJ, Organ and Tissue Donor
“CJ’s legacy will help others run faster, see clearer and soar higher.”
Bryan, Kidney Recipient
“My transplant not only gave me a new lease on life, but also a great friend.”
Manuel, Tissue Recipient
|“I can now do the simple things I once took for granted, like brushing my teeth and scratching my nose.”|
Ike, Heart Recipient
|“Within 24 hours of my transplant, I went from a 57-year-old with congestive heart failure to a man with a perfectly healthy heart. As I lay in the hospital bed, I smiled because I had a life ahead of me. I no longer had to worry about dying.”|
Historias en español
Para leer sobre Coleen.
Para leer sobre Raquel.
Para leer sobre Ike.
Para leer sobre Robin.
Para leer sobre Manuel.
Para leer sobre Bryan.
Para leer sobre Keith.
Para lee sobre Krysta.
Para leer sobre CJ.
Para leer sobre Marc.
Para leer sobre Brittney.
Para leer sobre Chris y Stephanie.