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Kidney Donor Athletes promotes the gift of life through living kidney donation among active individuals and athletes by building a community that inspires, supports, and educates people about the experience of kidney donation.

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One Kidney Climb: Kilimanjaro 2022

One Kidney Kili Climb Kidney Donor Athletes Kilimanjaro

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Kili Climb

To promote the gift of life through living donation, 22 kidney donors represented Kidney Donor Athletes (KDA) with a summit of Mt Kilimanjaro on World Kidney Day (March 10, 2022)! 

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MEET OUR KIDNEY DONOR ATHLETES

Meet Double Donor, Jody!

Meet Double Donor, Jody!

My name is Jody Becker Wilkey, I am a 58-year-old native of Central Illinois, and I’d like to share my organ donation stories. My first story begins in June 1983, when I was a 20-year-old college student majoring in the Teaching of Spanish at the University of...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jon!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jon!

The kidney donor part  A few years ago, I heard a story on NPR about kidney donation. It was the first time I heard about “the list”: The enormous list of people, tens of thousands, in desperate need of a kidney, the dozen or so people who die waiting every day, and...

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meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Casey!

meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Casey!

Kidney disease, specifically interstitial nephritis is something my family is all too familiar with.  My grandfather passed away in his 50’s and at the time was told he was too old for dialysis.  In 1995, my uncle received a kidney transplant, after being on...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Thomas!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Thomas!

As part of my job, I am fortunate to have a platform to communicate to our entire company. The following is an excerpt from the message I sent on Friday, July 31, 2020 as part of our weekly internal e-newsletter:  I stared across the hall and into my bedroom, not...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Cristina!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Cristina!

 My name is Cristina Fontana, and I am a non-directed/altruistic living kidney donor. Donating my kidney to a stranger has been one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences in my entire life. I was born and raised in South America- Caracas, Venezuela. I live...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Maeve!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Maeve!

Growing up, I had always had a passion for sports and being active at a young age. I started playing soccer when I was just 3 years old. By 10 years old, I started playing on a travel competitive soccer team. Travel soccer was such an amazing time to bond with...

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KDA MERCHANDISE

Want to celebrate kidney donation by sporting some unique merchandise? You’ve come to the right place! Wearing a KDA shirt, drinking out of a KDA mug, or walking through the airport with a KDA backpack is a sure way to spark a conversation about living kidney donation.

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