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Rosalind is an altruistic living kidney donor who was a part of a 6 person donation chain. Her job is labor-intensive and she had to take two months off of work.


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Rosalind Living DOnor


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Devoted husband and father of two daughters, Miguel, donated his kidney to his wife, Maria, in January.


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miguel Living DOnor



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Dear American Transplant Foundation,

We are happy to have a chance to share our story. My name is Nyan (23 years old). My mom is Soe who is 60 years old and my father is Tint who is 64 years old. 


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Nyan Living DOnor



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Hi,

I am writing on behalf of our son Liam, he is currently 1 year and 8 months old. Liam was born with a metabolic disorder called UREA Cycle, its a genetic disorder caused by a deficiency of one of the enzymes in the urea cycle which is responsible for removing ammonia from the blood stream. 


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liam Transplant recipient



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1. What was your greatest concern when you decided to become a living donor?

2. How did financial support from ATF during this time help with the transplant process? Did it make you more willing to donate?

3.  What would you say to our donors who gave financially to our organization so that we could help you during this difficult time?


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Mason Living DOnor



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Dear American Transplant Foundation,

I would really like to thank the American Transplant Foundation for their support during this tough but joyous time. They really came through for me with assistance that allowed me to donate a kidney to my niece. My niece has been dealing with kidney failure for sometime now and has been on dialysis for over a year.


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KirbyLiving DOnor



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A year ago on a Sunday morning, my wife noticed a Facebook post about a firefighter/father of three/husband who was in need of a kidney.  He lived in the nearby town, yet we had never met.


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MarkLiving DOnor



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Hello,

My name is Amy, and I was lucky enough to receive a grant to help me with my kidney donation. I work in a restaurant and they were unable to offer me any sort of disability pay, so when making the decision to donate my kidney I knew I would be taking a minimum of a month off of work and without any pay.


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AMYLiving DOnor



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I was at risk of losing my Medicare supplemental coverage, and I was saved by the help of the American Transplant Foundation.


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ArgetteTransplant Recipient



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Hi, my name is Lisa McCrea and on December 13, 2013 I donated a kidney to a stranger. My decision to donate came about after seeing someone's need on Facebook.


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LisaLiving Donor



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While enjoying a nice day of a picnic and watching a team of volley ball players at the Caledonia High School, Todd happened to overhear one of the senior parents talking about how excited she and her husband were because Bruce( the recipient) was finally added to the kidney transplant waiting list.


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toddLiving Donor



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Sarah and Duke were members of the same church, but they hardly knew each other. That didn't stop Sarah from following the calling to donate her kidney to Duke. Thanks to this life-saving donation, Duke is no longer on dialysis after living with kidney disease for 32 years.  Because of the Patient Assistance Program, Sarah did not have to worry about how she would cover her utilities while recovering after the surgery.


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SarahLiving Donor



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It has only been a year since we got married, and we have been through more than anyone should have to handle in their first year of marriage.


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SummerLiving Donor



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I knew all along I wanted to donate a kidney to my aunt, and would have done it without ATF’s assistance.


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angelaLiving Donor



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I want to thank you so much for the help you gave us with our bills while we were in San Antonia for my husbands’ friends’ transplant. I am thankful for the wonderful people at the University Transplant Center that were so supportive and loving.


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patricia reeseLiving Donor



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My name is Carmilla. I donated my kidney to my mom 12-31-2012.


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carmillaLiving Donor



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My name is Richard, I'm a recipient of the American Transplant Foundation's Patient Assistance Program. If it weren't for programs like this, my situation would have been mentally and financially overwhelming.


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richardLiving Donor



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Several years ago my mom was diagnosed with kidney disease.  I told her then if she ever needed a kidney that I would donate mine to her.  There was never a question as to whether or not I would.


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barryLiving Donor



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Grateful, Grateful, Grateful! This sums up how I feel about the American Transplant Foundation. During a difficult time when my husband was laid off and I lost my primary healthcare coverage, ATF stepped in and provided me with financial support to keep me ALIVE.


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tanishaLiving Donor



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Nearly two years ago I saw a story on the news about a man who donated his kidney to someone he didn’t even know.


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ericLiving Donor



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Thanks to the American Transplant Foundation I was able to donate a kidney to Ms. Norma. That kidney saved her life, but it gave me infinitely more.


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oliverLiving Donor



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My story starts with a very good friend of mine that I have known for several years. He had been on dialysis for 3 years and needed a kidney transplant.


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anniLiving Donor



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The Patient Assistance Program has made a tremendous difference in many people’s lives, including my Dawn's.

On July 7th, Dawn received the precious Gift of Life - a heart and double lung transplant.


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dawntransplant recipient



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Jorge’s eight-year old son, Osvaldo, was in dire need of a kidney. Osvaldo’s mother had already donated her kidney to her son when he was only two years old, making Jorge the only family member that could save their son’s life.


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jorgeliving donor



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Theresa was gainfully employed until she went through some severe complications as a result of her double-lung transplant.


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theresatransplant recipient



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Christina, a successful businesswoman, was faced with harsh realities when she had to take a leave of absence from her employment to succumb to the long and painful process of dialysis until she received a kidney transplant in August.


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christinatransplant recipient



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Kevin and Florence met as youthful high school students. In the halls of their Cincinnati high school their lifelong love story began, and on August 15, 2012 Kevin gave his wife the priceless Gift of Life.


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Kevinliving donor