The Big Ask, The Big Give

A conversation
can save a life.
Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation.
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Austin Gray

American Ninja Warrior

Alan, Aisha, and Facebook
How social media helped connect a recipient & donor
Angelica & Eva Hale
Recipient and donor/family member
Tracy & Dr. Scantlebury
Kidney donor & America's 1st Black Female Transplant Surgeon
Kidney donor/friend
Cindy & Maria
Recipent and donor/family member
Dr. Welsh
Kidney donor/altruistic
Kidney donor/aquaintance
Tracy & Dr. Scantlebury (60 second PSA)
Kidney donor & America’s 1st Black Female Transplant Surgeon
Alan & Aisha
A Kidney recipient & his spouse share their tips on finding a living donor
Kidney Recipient
Kidney Recipient
Individual donor or recipient experiences can vary from those presented.
Angelica Hale, Child Singing Phenom and Kidney Transplant
Patient Becomes First NKF Kid Ambassador
Check out Angelica's new PSAs for THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE.
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