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National Kidney Month – Patient Ambassador Webinar

In honor of National Kidney Month, this webinar will focus specifically on kidney transplant, kidney health, and living kidney donation, including paired-exchange and altruistic donation. We will be featuring a panel of guest speakers who will share their stories in relation to these topics and answer questions proposed by the

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Creating a Wave by Throwing a Stone

Susan Barton is an altruistic living kidney donor, who donated one of her kidneys to a stranger through paired exchange last year. This “kidney swap” that she was a part of saved two lives in one day. Written by Susan Barton; edited for publication by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Manager.

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More Than Blood-Related: Brother Donates Kidney to Younger Brother

Eusebio “E.J.” Tamez is a living kidney donor to his brother, Luis. CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, recently set up a virtual chat with E.J. to interview him and learn more about his living organ donation journey alongside his younger brother. Transcribed and edited for written publication by CC Cunningham.

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2020 BOUNCE BACK GIVE BACK AWARD WINNER: JOELLE ATKINSON

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently announced the two winners of our annual Bounce Back Give Back Awards this year. The award recognizes two organ transplant recipients who exhibit an outstanding quality of life post-transplant, whether it is through career accomplishments, participation in sports or hobbies, or simply leading fulfilling

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The Strength of Two Sisters

Jude Skilton didn’t hesitate to step up as a donor when her sister, Jo, required a lifesaving kidney transplant. After running into several obstacles along the way, Jude was able to give the ultimate gift to her little sister: one of her kidneys and a second chance at life. When

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Living Donor Ironman

Steve Wilson is a living kidney donor who altruistically donated his kidney to a complete stranger in February this year. Three months prior to his donation surgery, he competed in the 2019 IRONMAN Arizona, a nearly 141-mile triathlon held in Tempe, AZ each year. Steve is currently training for the

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Teen’s Mission to Register More NY Organ Donors

Tim Brennan is a senior at Regis High School in New York City. He is also a passionate advocate for organ donation whose family is closely tied to the transplant community. He is the editor of The Falcon, a sports newspaper at his school, and the co-host of a sports

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