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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 Kidney Donor Athlete, Doug!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Doug!

I donated my left kidney in January 2002 to a high school friend, Cheryl; I was 30 years old at the time.Cheryl and I grew up in Massachusetts but had both found our way to central Iowa, where we reconnected and met one another’s spouses. When Cheryl got sick,...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Maggie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Maggie!

My name is Maggie and I am a 45-year-old wife, mother of two, instructor, runner, yogi, and a live organ donor. Maggie on a cold, wet run before donating! I met my friend Phil in 1998, the summer before my senior year of college. At the time, I was his best friend’s...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Ashley!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Ashley!

My name is Ashley Ludlow and I donated my left kidney as a non-directed donor starting a paired kidney exchange on December 18, 2013. I had been considering becoming a donor after interning at local dialysis centers as a soon-to-be Registered Dietitian. I saw...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Susan!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Susan!

During times of deep transformation, something happens to you, and then you realize that your life will never be the same. I believe people enter our lives with the potential to change our hearts and help us become better versions of ourselves. When I become more open...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Victoria!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Victoria!

My name is Victoria Threadgould and in February 2022, my left kidney went from Austin, TX to New York City, where it was transplanted into someone I didn’t know! My kidney journey started in January 2021 while I was hiking with my husband in a Texas State Park. I said...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Mannie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Mannie!

My name is Mannie Zubia and I am a kidney donor. On February 29th, 2016 I donated my kidney to my mother. That decision came from the state I was seeing my mother in. Both of her kidneys were failing and then came the emergency dialysis. However, her body wasn’t...

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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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