Living Donor Stories


Meet non-directed living donors as they share their journeys to give the Gift of Life.


Meet Michele who donated a kidney to her father and serves as a current 1+1=LIFE mentor.


Helen Drexler, our Board Member, shares the story of her son’s search for a living donor and how good oral health played a role in his kidney transplant.



Hear the story of an amazing couple. Ongisa is a recipient of our financial grant and her husband’s living kidney donor.



Listen as Pastor Baca explains why saving a life made his decision to donate an easy one.



Hear how with support from American Transplant Foundation, Tracey donated a kidney to her brother, Chris



Hear Keith’s story about receiving the timeless Gift of Life from an unlikely angel – his stepson, Johnny!



Hear how Ernesto, a Guatemalan immigrant, chose to become a living kidney donor for his sister, Sandra. The love of a brother, the life of a sister.


Mentorship Stories


At the inaugural Transplant Hero Awards, the American Transplant Foundation honored four living organ donors who have given selflessly and anonymously so that another can live a full and abundant life – Meet Kaye Basedow, Russ Cupps, Adam Leventhal and Cara Yesawich.



One of our TLC Members and Mentors was featured on the news for his story as a non-directed living kidney donor. View this news video in Spanish to learn more.


ATF Stories


At the inaugural Transplant Hero Awards, the American Transplant Foundation was pleased to present Steven and Gregg Farber with the Transplant Hero Award for their outstanding impact in the transplant community.



Learn how you can help those awaiting a transplant through the American Transplant Foundation’s young professionals group, the Transplant Leadership Council.



Join us again as we ride to save the lives of Coloradans and have a GREAT time!



Learn how the American Transplant Foundation is saving lives and how you can join the cause!



CBS4 Help Team Segments for Colorado Living Donor Day 2017 @AmericanTransplantFoundation



Watch how Team Transplant, the American Transplant Foundation’s charity athletic team, is making a lifesaving impact in its efforts to raise awareness around organ donation! Join us as we cycle and run!



At the inaugural Transplant Hero Awards, the American Transplant Foundation presented the Patient Advocate Award to two of our Board Members and outstanding medical professionals, Dr. Laurence Chan and Dr. Igal Kam.



Hear how some of our Transplant Angels became the amazing people that they are today.