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The Process

It takes patience, determination, organization and the will to survive to go through the process of getting on the liver transplant list and then waiting for a transplant. I’m in the trenches right now and telling myself that all of the work I’m putting into this will lead to healthier

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Cancer After Organ Transplants

CKF partnered with the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance for this informational post. We want everyone to be safe and healthy to #livelifegivelife Organ transplants are life-saving procedures for many patients, and one organ donor can save up to eight lives. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), there were

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Astellas Teams Up with The Chris Klug Foundation on the Bounce Back, Give Back Award to Recognize Extraordinary Transplant Recipients

Nominations now being accepted for the award, which will be presented in December at a special event in Aspen, Colorado   Northbrook, IL., and Aspen, CO., April 1, 2018 – Astellas Pharma US, Inc., in partnership with the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF), is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Bounce

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My Life Was About To Change Forever.

On February 4, 2011, just got home from dialysis. Exhausted, I decided to watch some TV with my daughter before heading to bed. The show ends and I was heading to bed. As I get into the bedroom, the phone rang, but I wasn’t able to answer on time, so

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A Day Of Impact and Inspiration at NYU Langone Medical Center

We went to NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC for a Patient Ambassador Visit with Chris Klug, Eric Barton and Lauren Shields to inspire patients pre and post-transplant. First, we met with patients who were coming back to the hospital for check-up’s post-transplant. We met with six patients and got to

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A Visit To Remember At Mount Sinai

We just returned from a Patient Ambassador visit to Mount Sinai in New York. We were able to meet with about 30 people who had either received a transplant, were waiting for a transplant or were friends/family of a loved one who received/is waiting for a transplant. Chris Klug and Eric

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CKF and Live On NY Meet

Today was a very special day.  We met with Live On NY the organ procurement organization of the Metropolitan area.  We were given a presentation on what they focus on and their efforts to help raise awareness about organ donation in the state of New York. They showed us some very eye-catching campaigns

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Astellas and The Chris Klug Foundation Recognize Extraordinary Transplant Recipients with Bounce Back, Give Back Awards

NORTHBROOK, IL. and ASPEN, CO., September 26, 2017 – Astellas, in collaboration with the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF), recently announced this year’s winners of the annual Bounce Back, Give Back Awards. The awards recognize two transplant recipients who exhibit an exceptional post-transplant quality of life, whether it is a career

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CKF Honors Key Donors at Founders Circle

The evening of August 22nd was a special night for the Chris Klug Foundation. The night marked CKF’s Third Annual Founders Circle Dinner; an event created to recognize and honor key stakeholders and supporters of the Foundation. The work of CKF is made possible largely because of the generous contributions

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Inspiration at Elevation

The Leadville 100MTB mountain bike race spans 100 Miles across the Rocky Mountains. The race lasts for up to 13 hours for some riders, presents intense challenges of nature, and reaches elevations of more than 12 thousand feet. Brutal uphill climbs, high-speed loose gravel downhills, and the ever-present threat of

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