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 living a healthy and happy life, Lisa suddenly discovered she had a condition that only one in a million people develop. Soon after, she was put on the waiting list for an immediate liver transplant. Now, she and her husband are advocates for organ donation and transplant research. By Lisa Barker 2014-the start to […]Read More
On behalf of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), I would like to congratulate Angelica Hale for her success on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Last night on the show’s finale, Angelica came in second place, but her inspiring transplant story has touched millions. At the age of 5, Angelica lost kidney function after double pneumonia. To keep […]Read More
10-year-old, Angelica Hale, has been stirring up a lot of national attention with her incredible voice and journey with kidney disease. At the age four, she was diagnosed with double pneumonia, which caused both of her kidneys to fail. She was on dialysis for 18 months before she received a transplant from her mother. Angelica […]Read More
Melanie is just six months old, but she has been through a lot since she was born. When she was two months old, her parents were told that their little girl had been diagnosed with biliary cirrhosis which was causing liver cirrhosis. Unfortunately, the first surgery attempt to help Melanie was unsuccessful and caused her […]Read More
Selena Gomez just announced on Instagram that she underwent a secret kidney transplant over the summer to help in her fight against Lupus. She posted the news on Instagram early Thursday morning as an explanation on why she had been inactive during the summer. She received the gift of life from longtime friend and actress, Francia […]Read More