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.
Moises’ transplant journey began when his doctor diagnosed him with kidney disease during an evaluation for Gastric Bypass surgery. The progression of Moises’ kidney disease started slowly but increased over the next five years. He knew that he would soon need dialysis but always thought a transplant would come first. Moises is a hairdresser and owns […]Read More
In April 2018, Detective Lollo saw an NYPD Intranet posting about another police officer that needed a kidney. Michael inquired about donating but did not receive a response. Michael didn’t think about living donation again until September 2018, when he saw an article about Marc Weiner, a man who had a Times Square billboard donated […]Read More
Several years ago, Tyler overheard a conversation about living kidney donation. This topic always stuck with him, although it would take several years for the idea to come to fruition. Tyler was in a work accident in 2009, which left Tyler with an amputated foot. “I learned to live with missing parts, so I knew […]Read More
There is a national drug shortage of generic tacrolimus that may or may not affect your ability to get your medications in the next few weeks. Please contact your pharmacy to find out how much supply they have and contact your transplant doctor to discuss options during the drug shortage. The supply of several brand-name […]Read More
Terri was born with Tyrosinemia, a rare metabolic disease, where the body doesn’t have what it needs to break down tyrosine. She was in and out of the hospital frequently as a child; something as simple as a cold would put her in the hospital. Terri’s care began in Georgia, but Terri and her family […]Read More