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Man donates kidney to Colorado woman just in time

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Read this article to find out how how Michelle Stewart found her living donor through the help of our 1+1=LIFE Mentorship Program.

 

Her living donor, Mason Holland, was helped through the process with financial assistance from our generous donors through our Patient Assistance Program.

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.

 

 

2015 Team Transplant Rides Elephant Rocks

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Team Transplant had a great turn out for the Elephant Rock Race this year! This inspiring group brought together 18 transplant recipients, 9 living donors, 6 donor family members, 38 medical professionals, and many more supporters totaling a team of 106 participants to ride at  Elephant Rock and celebrate life this year.

 

The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival consists of both road and mountain bike courses of various distances- from 8 to 100 miles- for riders of all ages and abilities. Participants worked hard and successfully fundraised over $76,000 for the American Transplant Foundation!

 

Team Transplant rocked the bright blue jerseys and could be spotted spreading the news of transplant all around: from the courses, to the yoga mats, the information booth, getting massages and enjoying smoothies; you could feel the energy of community, passion, and advocacy radiating throughout the event. Thanks for coming out for a fun, eventful day!

 

Please check out the full gallery of photos from the event here and here.

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: http://www.kidney4kp.com/.