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…

Steve Farber - American Transplant Foundation's Statement

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2020 Today, the American Transplant Foundation celebrates the incredible life of Steve Farber. It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Steve Farber, our Founder, passed away this morning.…

Save A Life Society Member - Colleen

You asked why I chose to be a part of the [Save A Life] Society. It is because I am a 14-year post-liver transplant patient. I am so grateful to God for the past 14 years and I want to “payback” my blessing. I was diagnosed with…

National Donor Day 2020

National Donor Day is a chance for all of us to celebrate the heroes in our lives. This year we heard so many stories of how an organ donation saved an individual's life. Those donations wouldn't be possible without the support of our transplant…

New Colorado Living Donor Laws Effective This Year

2020 is an important year for Living Donors. As of January 1st, two bills that the American Transplant Foundation advocated for have officially taken effect: Living Donor Support Act and Living Donor Insurance Act! The Living Donor Support…

Annual American Transplant Foundation Holiday Party!

Thank you to all who joined us at our Annual Holiday Party! We are honored that we were joined by friends, family, living donors, transplant recipients, volunteers, Board Members, and supporters at our annual Holiday Party! This evening…