Stories of HopeDonor tributes
Honoring those who gave
Read more donor tributes and learn about the National Donor Memorial. Learn more about living donation.
Climbing to the roof of the world, a team of living donors finds strength in each other
On March 3, a team of living donors, friends and family took their first steps on a journey to the top of the world.
LJ Dong: The Universe has your back (and kidney!)
I am very engaged in my community and have been blessed with a wide platform and have the opportunity to connect with so many inspiring people.
Bobby McLaughlin: More patience, kindness, and compassion
You don’t have to donate a kidney to make the world a better place, it can be so much simpler than that but if you do decide to donate, those ripples can reach far and wide.
Thank you for precious gift and bringing my boyfriend back
Thank you for this precious gift and bringing my boyfriend back
Shannon Palmatier: Camden’s Journey
Almost six months post transplant, Camden is back to school and healthier than ever.
Nicole Nidea: Lifelong organ donation advocate
I’m a life-long organ donation advocate because of stories I heard at a college SODA event.
Kristen Logsdon: My brother is my hero!
I am forever grateful for my brother and my transplant team!
Mandi Smith: A God-led journey
As a Christian, if I had to sum up my why in just a couple words, it would be “God-led.”
Dawn Martin: I may not be a first responder, but my kidney is!
I wanted to make him comfortable, to let him know he had nothing to worry about. I am the donor.
Honoring a life and finding joy in a bowl of cereal
I became a widow at age twenty-eight. My first husband, Matt, collapsed one evening from what we later discovered was a ruptured brain aneurysm.
Susan Robinson: Donor mother and founder of Love Rocks
“We have found joy in the decision that I know Abigail would’ve made herself.”
Ginger Ireland-Hoffmann: From living liver donor to transplant nurse
I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to be my father’s donor and the dedication and inspiration of those ICU nurses.