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Stories of Hope

The gift of life

At 13, Jen's life was turned upside down. But, she believes in the kindness of strangers because a special woman chose to give her the gift of life. Now Jen, a UNOS Ambassador, shares her story whenever she can to honor her donor.

Heart recipient Jen met her donor's mother
Sarah Ridder: A family’s journey with IPF

Sarah Ridder: A family’s journey with IPF

Many of us did die from IPF but because of two incredibly loving families our mother was spared the loss of two more children. Without these transplants, our life expectancies were no more than three to four months.

Curt Holland: A grateful heart

Curt Holland: A grateful heart

My transplant story starts by recognizing that I wouldn’t be here without the help of many people. A successful organ transplant takes a talented group of people from beginning to end. It starts with organizations like United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Donate...

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