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.
When Kyle was just 20 months old, he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Luckily, the impact on his childhood was low. It was not until April 2010 when he collapsed at 5:15 AM one morning. More severe issues came in 2013 when Kyle’s congestive heart failure started. In 2015, he was doing an exercise test. […]Read More
Alana was just 13 years old when she was diagnosed with kidney disease. It took ten years for her to require a kidney transplant, and thankfully, her brother volunteered to be her living donor. The living donation allowed Alana to bypass dialysis, so she was very excited (as well as a little nervous) when she […]Read More
My sister Nancy is seventy. When she was twelve her kidneys began to fail, triggered possibly by an autoimmune response to being stung by a swarm of bees. For the next six years, I watched as medications, needles, blood tests, doctors, hospitals, and finally kidney failure consumed her life. This was the sixties and artificial […]Read More
I was born in Ottawa, Canada with a congenital heart defect. I had 3 heart surgeries as a child, the first one being the day after I was born. Doctors had warned my parents that these surgeries were palliative: problems would eventually start to arise because my heart would start to fail. Although I couldn’t […]Read More
Sandra was on a family vacation in Mexico, when something happened that would change her life. While playing with her kids in a waterfall, she slipped and scraped her ankles. She had an open wound and entered tainted water. Months later, she began to feel tired. Her drowsiness turned to exhaustion, and Sandra soon went […]Read More