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.
Last October, Joy decided she wanted to be a living kidney donor. She didn’t have a recipient in mind, but she filled out a questionnaire and was told she could proceed with medical testing. “I just woke up one day and decided I wanted to be a donor,” Joy said. A couple of […]Read More
The Transplant Advocacy award recognizes an individual’s contribution and advocacy to one or more of the following areas: Transplant Recipient Quality of Life Organ Donation Transplant Education Recipient and Donor Rights Transplant Research Funding Eligibility Criteria: Nominee must be a transplant recipient, candidate, live donor, donor family and/or community advocate who has championed a transplant […]Read More
Written by Robert C. Five years ago, Robert Collier lay in a hospital bed after years of trying to fight off a disease that was “scarring my lungs to where they were hard as a rock.” Collier was placed on a lung transplant list, but it could take months before he may receive new lungs. […]Read More
If you could save a stranger’s life, would you? If so, check out LiveDonorToolkit.com to learn about living donation. Here’s Amanda and Nicole’s story. Amanda and Nicole met in 2015 in a Facebook group about parrots and connected over their mutual love of helping them. Both Amanda and Nicole have old wild-caught Amazon parrots and […]Read More
Written by Jeff P. In 1992, I found out that I was only born with one kidney. In 2000, I started having issues with the kidney and was seeing a nephrologist. As time went on, the kidney developed cysts which were causing some issues with elevated B/P and protein output. January of 2017 arrived with […]Read More