Gavin, Double Lung Recipient, Runs Rock’ N’ Roll Half Marathon

DENVER - It's a feat in itself to run a half marathon, but to run 13.1 miles after a double lung transplant is nothing less than extraordinary.   That's 46-year-old Gavin Maitland's story.   "I appreciate every breath. When you…

Altruistic Living Donors Inspire One Another

  This incredible story posted in the Denver Post illustrates one of our gift of life award recipients, Adam Leventhal and Erin Rollman, a remarkable women that also donated altruistically and set off a chain reaction! Both of these living…

Colorado Resident Honored for Altruistic Living Donation

              In an article written by Joe Rubino posted in the Boulder DailyCamera, Rubino writes about Kaye Basesdon, an altruistic living donor who was awarded the "Gift of Life Award" at the Transplant…

The Colorado Statesman: Transplant Hero Awards

The Transplant Hero Awards was such a success that receiving these articles has us wanting to share them with everyone! Here is another article that was posted in the Colorado Statesman, a nonpartisan political newspaper!   The American…

The Denver Post: Transplant Hero Awards

Read this article written by Joanne Davidson posted in The Denver Post about the Transplant Hero Awards!   There were so many things to like about the American Transplant Foundation's  inaugural Transplant Hero Awards Dinner.   The…

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and…

Kaye Basedow donates to Kelsey Crider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Jenny Thompson, Communications Coordinator Phone: 303-757-0959; jenny@americantransplantfounation.org Kaye Basedow recognized for donating to her kidney to a teenage girl after reading Boulder Daily Camera   BOULDER…

Steven and Gregg Farber Honored at Inaugural Transplant Hero Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenny Thompson, Communications Coordinator Phone: 303-757-0959 ; jenny@americantransplantfounation.org     American Transplant Foundation honors Steven and Gregg Farber at Inaugural Transplant…

Transplant Hero Awards–Blacktie Colorado!

Read this post by Blacktie Colorado about our recent Inaugural Transplant Hero Awards!   When Steve Farber was 60 years old, his kidneys failed him for the second time in his life. He had a choice: find a kidney, go on dialysis, or…

Unemployed Americans Have A Harder Time Getting On Kidney Transplant Lists

As if waiting for a kidney transplant isn’t hard enough, this compelling story challenges an existing social phenomenon around the world: Unemployment. Recent studies show that there is a negative correlation between being unemployed and being…

Altruistic Living Kidney Donor – Adam Leventhal

Adam Leventhal donated his kidney anonymously to a stranger in March, 2013. During Rosh Hashanah in the fall of 2013, Adam reach an article about a mother of three who recently donated a kidney to a stranger. As a result, Adam was inspired to…

Ride To Save Lives: Doctors Cycle Alongside Patients for Change

  As if doctors didn’t already do enough, I’ve recently discovered a compelling story of doctors who have given new meaning to being “hands on.” To kick off Colorado’s summer cycling season, thousands of riders will meet at…