Living-Donor Transplant: A Journey You Don't Make Alone
For someone in need of a liver or kidney transplant, every moment spent on the waiting list is critical. A living-donor transplant may be the lifesaving solution to getting him or her off of the waiting list and back to being healthy.
However, asking someone to become a living donor is a challenge and can be an overwhelming task. With the help of a living donor Champion, finding a donor becomes more manageable.
The Role of a Living Donor Champion
A Champion may be a friend, family member, co-worker, or anyone else who is willing to provide emotional support for someone on the transplant waiting list. They can help by taking the lead in finding and securing a suitable living donor.
A Champion's role includes:
- Finding a live donor in a timely fashion
- Taking the responsibility of identifying a donor away from the person, allowing him or her to focus on their health
- Connecting and talking with as many people as possible so that an appropriate match can be found
- Offering support and inspiration through this difficult journey
Meet Living Donor Champions
Read about Living Donor Champions who have used social media to find living donors for their loved ones.
Living Donor Champion Workshop
You and a family member or friend are invited to attend a free educational workshop to learn about the living donor transplant process, the benefits, and how to identify a potential donor.
Date and Time:
Friday, Feb. 23 or Friday, April 27
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seventh Floor, LHAS Auditorium
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
For more information or to register for one of the upcoming Champion events, please contact Casey Zell at 412-864-4373.