What is Power2Save?
Power2Save is an initiative developed by the American Society of Transplantation (AST) dedicated to increasing public awareness around the importance of funding transplant research, donating organs and advocating for transplant health.
Those in need of an organ transplant face a lifelong battle. Transplantation is a medical success, but it is not nearly as successful as we would like it to be. Here are the sobering facts about organ transplantation today:
There aren't enough organs to meet the need; over 122,000 are waiting for an organ and an average of 22 people die a day waiting for an organ match.
Organ transplantation is not a cure; it’s only a treatment. Once the recipient’s new organ has been transplanted, they need to take medication everyday to fight against rejection and be under a doctor’s care for the rest of their lives.
Organ rejection is a harsh reality for many; about 50 percent of all organ transplants will experience failure within five to ten years, even with medication.
Power2Save wants to change this. We need your help to fund transplant research, create more awareness about the need, and advocate for recipient health.
"About 50 percent of all organ transplants will experience failure within five to ten years, even with medication."
How Power2Save Makes a Difference in the Transplant Community
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) and its Transplantation & Immunology Research Network are dedicated to improving the lives of transplant recipients.