KIDNEY DONOR ATHLETES
COMMUNITY /// HEALTH /// EDUCATION
The mission of Kidney Donor Athletes is to promote 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.
We envision a world where there are enough living donors to meet the needs of all who require a life-saving kidney.
KDA builds a community where donors and potention donors are welcomed, celebrated, and valued for their individuality, commitment to helping others, and passion for living an active, healthy life.
KDA values the individual and collective well-being of donors and those in need of donation, and supports the ongoing health journeys of our community members.
KDA amplifies the voices of donors in sharing first-hand experiences, and partners with medical and research experts as we advocate for kidney donation.
Kidney Donor Athletes
A Step Forward and a Great Reminder
Today was another step towards growing Kidney Donor Athletes, and it was also a great reminder. First off, I have a business checking account! I am so happy that donations have been coming in to help me take this advocacy work to the next level! And secondly, the...
“Why Didn’t You Just Donate Your Kidney and be Done With It? Why Keep Talking About It?” – I’ll tell you why.
Last week I was having snacks and a bourbon on the rocks with a couple of friends while in Madison for work. I was catching up with them when we got on the topic of my kidney donation and the subsequent birth of Kidney Donor Athletes. And then the question came. 'Why...
Big News for 2019! (And a Very Humbling, Incredible Week to Tell you About!)
Kidney community, it was a big week for Kidney Donor Athletes. A VERY big week. Over the past few months, I have been giving a lot of thought as to the direction I want to take this non-profit over the next year and beyond. Other people had lots of ideas - really...
10 Powerful Minutes in Cabo – Inspiration to Share Your Story
This photo might appear to just be of Spencer Newell coming into the second transition of the Cabo Half IronMan this past November. But what I am writing about is what was happening behind the camera. It was special. There were only a handful of people around...
Do You Want to be a Resource for Potential Donors in Your Area?
Hello, lovely kidney community! I receive messages from potential donors on a regular basis, and they often want to talk with a living donor in their community. I've been able to connect everyone that has reached out, but it's getting to the point that I need to up my...
Upcoming Kidney Donor Athlete Event Weekend… Save the Date!!
Hello Kidney Donors Athletes!! One of the wonderful benefits of founding this organization has been creating a community of truly phenomenal people! I have had the joy of meeting some of you in person, connecting people in their own cities, and corresponding with well...