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ABOUT CKF

ABOUT CKF

We advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation by educating others on its importance, inspiring those touched by donation and registering more organ donors nationwide.

OUR HISTORY

Chris Klug is a three-time Olympic snowboarder and the only organ transplant recipient to win a medal in any Olympic Games.

In 1991, Chris was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare degenerative bile duct condition that affects the liver. The only known cure is a liver transplant. Chris remained on the transplant waitlist for six years, the last three months of which were spent in a critical state. During this fragile time, Chris vowed that, if he made it through, he would do everything he could to make a difference for the thousands of individuals who, like him, were waiting for a second chance at life. Chris finally received his lifesaving liver transplant on July 28, 2000.

Only 18 months after his transplant, Chris took home a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The following year, he founded the Chris Klug Foundation to help save lives and promote a healthy, active lifestyle post-transplant. Founded in October 2003, the Chris Klug Foundation is dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ and tissue donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by organ donation.

LIVE LIFE, GIVE LIFE.

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