Power2Save is on a mission to prove that everyone has the power to save a life by supporting transplant research, advocating for public health, and promoting organ donation. Anyone has the power—whether you are an organ donor, family or friend of someone who needs an organ or has donated one, a medical professional, or an individual or organization who simply believes in making a difference—we all play a part.
The Power2Save initiative reaches thousands of recipient families, the medical community, individual advocates and registered donors. Companies who support Power2Save programming allow AST to continue to educate the public on the importance of funding transplant research, donating organs and advocating for recipient health.
After a minor surgery in 2010, April discovered that she had chronic kidney disease. She then found out that she would need a kidney transplant. Unlike many patients with kidney disease, April never went on dialysis. She admits that she was too stubborn to start. Instead, she attempted to line up a living donor, although […]Read More
Edith was living a happy, healthy life when she suddenly became ill and was rushed to the emergency room. She discovered that that one of her lungs had collapsed and she was diagnosed with a lung condition called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). She had been living with this condition for several years but was completely unaware. Unfortunately, […]Read More
In 2014, I was living in Austin, Texas. I loved to exercise and lift weights. I enjoyed watching and playing sports. One day I notice my throat was sore so I went to the doctor. I was diagnosed with strep throat and prescribed antibiotics. After I finished my antibiotics, I noticed it was difficult to […]Read More
Miguel was living a full life before his heart transplant. He had graduated dental school, started his own practice, and gotten married. In 2012, he began to feel sick. His face started to feel numb, so he went to see his doctor for tests. However, nothing was found in these tests, and he went back […]Read More
Stephen was born with a very rare kidney disease called Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) that affects both the kidneys and liver. The disease was discovered during his mother’s 27th week of pregnancy during a routine ultrasound. Doctors gave Stephen a less than 1% chance of living more than a few hours after he […]Read More