Register here for the 2nd Annual Donor Dash 10K*5K*1K Family Fun Run produced by Startline Racing
Where: Kiwanis Park, 101 W Baseline, Tempe, AZ
When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 Registration 7 am, 10K begins at 8 am
What: All proceeds to benefit Transplant Community Alliance’s Living Assistance Fund. This fund provides much-needed services to transplant recipients such as medication, temporary housing, and travel through the transplant process and beyond.
Growing up in Saudi Arabia as the only child of two very amazing parents, Omar Hashem was taught the value of hard work early on. As chronicled in a highlight by his alma mater ASU, he worked for three summers as a teen to purchase photography equipment to pursue his hobby. He also played soccer many hours a day with his friends. Often with many friends that ended up going on to be professional and Olympic players. It was while Omar was playing soccer that he would meet his biggest challenge yet.
We want to introduce our readers to a new type of highlight we will occasionally be showcasing. We are proud to present our first expert on “An Expert’s Perspective,” Banner Transplant Social Worker, Charlie Thomas. If you are part of the transplant world in Arizona and sometimes even further, there is a good chance you have heard of Mr. Thomas. He is a well-respected and cherished social worker that has won countless awards. He has been invited to speak to world-renowned groups such as the National Kidney Foundation and National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). […]
Donate Life America (DLA) and the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation (Foundation) today announced a unique partnership, launching a groundbreaking national, universal living donor kidney registry and at-home testing kit to improve access to living donation for the 95,000 people on the national transplant waitlist currently waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.
The Foundation, a separately operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), has donated $500,000 to DLA, marking the beginning of an ongoing partnership focused on kidney transplants and living donor access. The funding and partnership will create two new initiatives to encourage living donation. […]