THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE - Mid-America Transplant

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Jane Delworth

Mid-America Transplant

1110 Highlands Plaza Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

The waiting list for a kidney transplant is getting longer. While kidney transplant recipients live an average of 10 to 15 years longer than patients on dialysis, many people who need transplants cannot get them because of a shortage of organs. Kidney patients are waiting for a chance at a better life. In response, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has developed THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE. This initiative educates and raises awareness about living kidney donation and transplantation among kidney patients, their families, and friends. As part of this initiative, NKF has developed an innovative, 4 hour workshop that's designed to help kidney patients find a living donor. Created for kidney patients on the waitlist, family members, friends, and potential living donors, the workshop is held in partnership with transplant hospitals. This workshop provides education about living donation and transplant, and teaches 7 Key Strategies for finding a living donor. These strategies are taught in a highly interactive and engaging format.