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112,000+ PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT

Help the Chris Klug Foundation save lives

OUR WORK

Our mission is to inspire and educate young adults to increase registration for organ and tissue donation.
Through our programs we reach tens of thousands of young people each year, equipping them with facts about organ donation so they can make educated decisions.

Our vision is to eliminate the wait for transplantation.

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INSPIRE

The Chris Klug Foundation seeks to inspire people to register to be organ donors and to give inspiration and hope to those who are on the waitlist or have already received a transplant.

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EDUCATE

The Chris Klug Foundation educates people across the United States with our free online curriculum that equips people with the facts of organ, eye and tissue donation.

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REGISTER

The Chris Klug Foundation has the capacity to quickly register people to the national donor database, with a new scan app, at events and through digital marketing.

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Nationwide Events

1000+

Donors Registered Annually

100,000+

Educated Annually

100+

Volunteers

DID YOU KNOW?

58%

People Are Registered Organ Donors Nationwide

36,528

People Received Organ Transplants in 2018

112,000+

People Currently Waiting for Organ Transplant

84

Lives Saved Per Day from Organ Transplants

DONOR STORIES

Check out our Donor Stories submitted by people touched by transplantation

Tackling Marathons After Transplant

Fred Girscht is a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient who ran the TCS New York City Marathon with the Chris Klug Foundation in 2013. I developed Type 1 diabetes in 1980—that’s really where my story begins. I had just turned 24. Of course, me being young and stupid, I hadn’t taken care of

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From Sharing a Desk to Sharing a Liver

Written by John Paulsen, liver transplant recipient from living donor One spring day during my junior year of high school, the usual lunchtime banter was abruptly interrupted by one of my friends exclaiming, “Oh my god, Paulsen—your eyes are yellow!” This initial discovery led to months of concern and confusion,

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Running for a Cause: PSC & Liver Transplant Awareness

Jay Bernheisel is a liver transplant recipient and one of ten runners on the Chris Klug Foundation’s 2019 TCS New York City Marathon team. He will also be accompanying and speaking on behalf of CKF as they travel to Mount Sinai Hospital and the New Jersey Sharing Network headquarters during

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