Team Transplant in 2020

We are a community of living donors, transplant recipients, and supporters raising awareness and funds to support those going through the transplant journey.  Team Transplant rides to prove that it's possible to lead a healthy,…
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Trivia For Life: Virtual Experience

2020 brought with it new challenges for everyone, including the American Transplant Foundation. We wanted to engage with our community, while also raising much needed funds for the most vulnerable transplant patients across the nation. Which…
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Give Back this Holiday Season at our Tree of Life

This December, to make the holidays a little brighter for transplant patients who are facing extreme financial hardship, American Transplant Foundation started the Tree of Life initiative virtually.Read patients' stories here to learn how they…

Steve Crider - Transplant Warrior

An invitation to participate in my 12th Annual 25-mile bike ride, October 7th for a foundation close to my family's heart and one that has helped Kelsey & 100's of others over 12 long years  (one that actually gives back directly to…

Scott LaPoint - Transplant Warrior

My brother, Scott, is at it again, trying to raise needed monies for other people undergoing a needed organ transplant.  In the three years since donating a kidney to a friend, there have been many opportunities for him to offer support…

Interning at ATF | My Experience

Communication and Event Management Intern Sheila Alizadeh As a second-year biology undergraduate student, you are always told to spend your summers in labs or hospitals – but nobody ever mentions the value of working at a non-profit.…

Organ Donation Clarification Act of 2020

Last year, the Organ Donation Clarification Act was proposed. This act aims to solve the kidney wait list crisis by removing barriers which donors face under current laws and by creating new paths for increasing donation. This year, on July…
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Community During Crisis

Hello to all in these times of such uncertainty and now such challenges for the so many transplant patients that are, today, in dire need and are applying and hoping for support from our wonderful American Transplant Foundation. I have been…

ATF's Community Support Call : COVID-19 and the Transplant Community

Thank you to all who attended ATF’s community support webinar regarding COVID-19 and how it is impacting the transplant community! We were joined by guest speakers Dr. Larry Chan: Transplant Nephrologist at University of Colorado Hospital…

Transplant Recipients and COVID-19

Heightened health concerns are forefront in the news due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. This is not new to those of us blessed with second chances for life due to an organ transplant. We, as a condition of our great fortune to be organ recipients,…

Living Donor Laws - Federal and State by State

Laws to protect living donors in the US are essential for maximizing organ donation and therefore minimizing the transplant waitlist. Congress introduced a bill in February of 2019 that would prohibit all life, disability, and long-term care…

How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Clean Hands Often WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in public places or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. USE HAND SANITIZER with at least 60% alcohol, if hand washing is…