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.
I am a 28-year-old female who has lived with Cystic Fibrosis her whole life. If you don’t know, Cystic Fibrosis causes thick mucus build-ups in lungs, which become nearly impossible for medicine to cure, thus resulting in a lung transplant. For the last six years, my doctor has causally mentioned lung transplant at various appointments. […]Read More
In 2012, I was working for a landscaping company. I got a couple of hernias and went to a surgeon to have them fixed during our offseason. I had to do regular blood work for the surgery. That is when my doctor called me in and said, sit down. The next few minutes turned my […]Read More
To say that I was an unlikely kidney donor is an understatement. If my high school yearbook had had a “Least Likely to Be a Living Kidney Donor” category, that would have been me. I’ve always been a wimp: I faint at flu shots, IVs, blood tests. And yet, in June 2006, I donated a […]Read More
Written by: Jill Stephenson My greatest gain I count as a loss. As the sister AND mother of organ donors, I can make this statement twice. When I was barely fifteen years old, my eleven-year-old brother J.T. was hit by a car and declared brain dead ten days later. As a family, we were approached […]Read More
Ken was just ten years old when he was diagnosed with kidney disease. His doctors tried to treat the condition for years, but by the time Ken was in college, it was clear he would need a kidney transplant. During his second year of medical school, Ken’s father volunteered to be a live donor and […]Read More