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.
The first mid-term elections for President Trump have come and gone, and the outcomes went largely as most observers thought they might: Republicans maintain control of the Senate and House Democrats now control the majority. Senate Democrats faced an uphill battle having to defend ten seats in states that President Trump won and 26 total […]Read More
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Patient Affairs Committee is looking to fill some openings for its next appointment cycle, starting in July 2019. The Patient Affairs Committee meets monthly via web conference and twice a year in-person. The Committee advises the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors and other committees about patient […]Read More
Julie was a 26-year-old mother enjoying life with her family when she discovered she needed a lung transplant. Julie was a healthy and active mom when she began to experience occasional shortness of breath. Other than that, life seemed pretty normal until the day she collapsed. That day, she had friends over. She went upstairs […]Read More
AST Faculty and Fellowship Grants $570,000 in grants were awarded in 2018. Ibrahim Batal, MD Columbia University Research Title: The Clinicopathologic Significance of Graft Dendritic Cells and Ischemia-reperfusion Injury in Kidney Allograft Inflammation and Outcome Matthew Kadatz, MD, FRCPC University of British Columbia Research Title: Removing cost as a barrier to performance of high-risk kidney transplants: […]Read More
Julie knows the importance of making “One Transplant for Life” a reality – she is the recipient of three kidney transplants. Julie has battled kidney disease her entire life. Her parents found out when she was just six weeks old, and she lived with only 25% kidney function until she was 11 years old. Thankfully, […]Read More