ATF Young Professionals Group members Speak about Organ Donation on Denver news!

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ATF Transplant Leadership Council members spoke about organ donation and promoted our partner organization, Donor Alliance, on 7NEWS Denver last weekend.


Jose Amezola Beltran and Andrea Smith are both actively involved in both organizations, and Andrea Smith is the Director of PR/Communications for Donor Alliance.


On Sunday, July 19, 2015 the American Transplant Foundation team participated in the 16th Annual Donor Dash at Washington Park in Denver. Our team consisted of 61 participants: living donors, recipients, and supporters – our largest team yet! Our team members raised $1,800! Total participants at this year’s Donor Dash 5K was almost 5,000!


Click here to read the article and watch the video.



25-year-old from Boulder seeks 4th kidney donor


Kelsey Crider, a 25-year-old college student, is in need of her fourth kidney transplant.


In 2007, Kelsey was diagnosed with Medullary Cystic Kidney disease, and has since undergone ten surgeries, including three kidney transplants. Now, her latest kidney is failing, and Kelsey is looking for a fourth living donor.


The American Transplant Foundation’s Executive Director Anastasia Darwish comments, “In Colorado we have over 2,700 people who are waiting for a life-saving transplant, and over 90% of them can be helped by a living donor.”


“Everyone can live off of one kidney,” Kelsey explains, “My dad and my two donors are living proof of that.”


Kelsey’s blood type is O. For more information about live-donor testing, please visit Kelsey’s website: