Mentoring Program Update – We are up to 40 States and 5 Countries!

Hello everyone! If you are a regular website visitor, you may think that the main thing Kidney Donor Athletes does is share stories of other athlete donors. But that is not the only thing we do!

Last year we began a mentoring program. The goal of that program was to match someone going through the donation process (or even just considering it) and giving them someone to talk with that is a living donor.

coffee talk
This was taken during a mentor meeting Tracey (founder of KDA) had with a potential donor!

It has grown organically over the last 14 months and we now have mentors in 40 states and five countries! 

What is even more special, is the specificity of our mentor matches. We track the location of the mentor, transplant center they donated at, as well as any unique aspects of their donation and specific information about their athletic disciplines.

We have matched hockey players, dancers, ultra runners, marathoners, triathletes, IronMan athletes, …. We have a handful of female mentors that conceived post-donation and can accommodate specific requests for that. We have mentors that donated one month ago, and upwards of thirty years ago. We have made many matches based on transplant center, as well as state and even city. 

This mentoring program is thanks to the wonderful community that has organically been stitched together by the mission of this organization. It is our goal to provide living donor mentors in all 50 states.

If you are a living donor, live in one of the states below, and are willing to be a resource for potential living donors please email us at tracey@kidneydonorathlete.org.

If you are curious about donating and would like to be matched with a mentor, you can also send an email to tracey@kidneydonorathlete.org.

Arkansas

Kentucky

Maine

Mississippi

New Mexico

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Wyoming

 

Thank you for being a part of our ever-growing community!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO KIDNEY DONOR ATHLETES TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR MISSION TO RAISE AWARENESS AND SHOW THRIVING EXAMPLES OF LIVING DONORS, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING!
KIDNEY DONOR ATHLETES IS A REGISTERED 501(C)3

 

KDA group

 

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