KDA Is Off to Kilimanjaro – Join Us!

KDA is thrilled to share that we are going to Africa in 2022! That big mountain in Tanzania is calling and KDA is trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro all in the name of kidney advocacy. We plan to summit on World Kidney Day, March 10, 2022! We have several spots available and would love to open … Continue reading KDA Is Off to Kilimanjaro – Join Us!

Benefits of Being a Donor – Bobby

Benefits of being a donor: the goodness of humanity.     January 2, 2019…...the day my life changed forever. All I had to do was lose 5.5 ounces.        True, my surgeon had to go in and extract my left kidney, but my experience has been so  impactful and transformative I’d happily relinquish a … Continue reading Benefits of Being a Donor – Bobby

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Dave!

Before I had even thought about an organ donation, I was very active in endurance sports. As a career military officer, fitness is part of the job description. In addition to staying fit for work, I participated in Ultramarathons, long-distance cycling and mountain biking, orienteering, adventure racing, and kayaking. My military annual fitness test was … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Dave!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Steve!

I have never considered myself an athlete.  I don't join clubs or teams.  I avoid gyms like the plague.  I don't lift weights or compete against other people.  I have been carrying an extra 20 or 30 pounds my entire adult life.  Doesn't sound too athletic, does it?   But, on the other hand, I … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Steve!

Bobby’s Journey – Athlete Donating on January 2, 2019

It’s August 1985. I’ve just graduated from high school and have headed off to college at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Homesick, immature and not at all sure where life is headed, I dive full-on into my freshman year of college soccer.   We were a Division 3 program, playing a virtually exclusive Division 1 schedule against the powerhouse teams … Continue reading Bobby’s Journey – Athlete Donating on January 2, 2019