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.
Written by: Patricia Metrick My name is Patricia Metrick and I first heard of kidney disease when I moved to Arizona in the late 1980s. I read an article from Irma Bombeck who had the disease and was writing about kidney donations. I was intrigued and considered the possibility of pursuing donating, but time flew […]Read More
Damian had never thought about living organ donation before. That was until one of his best friends needed a liver transplant. A few friends from high school volunteered to be her donor but ultimately fell through. A family member of his friend asked Damian to post on social media about her need for a liver […]Read More
Ken was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at the age of 24. This diagnosis would eventually lead him to a kidney transplant. Ken remembers his diagnosis clear as day. It started as a typical day, but after dinner, Ken felt pains in his stomach area and dead pains in his back. These pains had been […]Read More
Liz was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just four months old. By her sophomore year of college, her health began to decline, and she had to move back home with her parents. She knew that a lung transplant was in her future. By February 2018, her illness became much more severe. Her doctors decided that […]Read More
Dialysis has always been terrifying for Louise. When she was just ten years old, she experienced a dialysis center for the first time with her mother, who was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Just eight years later, Louise was diagnosed with PKD. Although the news was devastating, it was not a surprise. PKD is […]Read More