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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, 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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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jodi!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jodi!

I donated my kidney because I survived a house fire in 2012.  I was in the house, and when I evacuated with my son, I watched my house burn to the ground from the driveway.  After I put my life back together, I felt compelled to give something back to the universe for...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jennifer!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jennifer!

I first learned of my father’s kidney disease back in 2012. He was pretty casual about it and just said they would monitor his kidneys. As the years progressed his kidney maintained the same until around 2018 when he started noticing more of a decline and the...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Kathleen!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Kathleen!

I have often thought kidney donation would be a way I could help in my community. However, I never really thought it through, and when the realization hit that donating involved major surgery, I became aware that I happen to have a deep-seated, unexplainable,...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Whitney!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Whitney!

In June of 2015, at the age of 33 and with two young girls (four and two), I donated my left kidney to my childhood friend, Lauren.   Our parents met when we were babies and our families have been close ever since.  Lauren received her first donated kidney...

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Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Courtney!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Courtney!

I know many people can say that running changed their lives, but it changed mine in ways one would never imagine! If I hadn’t taken up running back in 2013, I would never have met Tracy. And if I hadn’t met Tracy, it is not likely that I would be a living kidney donor...

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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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