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Donate Hollywood

Updated Nov 30, 2022

Donate Life Hollywood (DLH) is an initiative of OneLegacy, the OPO serving the L.A. area, with the support of national DLH Partners. DLH serves as a bridge between the organ donation community and the entertainment industry with the goal of seeing more authentic and positive portrayals of organ donation on television and film.

DOVE

Updated Mar 08, 2023

DOVE acts as the Veterans’ donor champion by identifying, screening, and educating prospective donors and matching them to Veterans in need.

Heart Brothers Foundation

Updated Nov 08, 2022

The HeartBrothers Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Heart Failure patients and their families navigate the complex journey of Heart Failure, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation. It is our sole mission to bring resources together to help Heart Failure patients and their loved ones survive life with Heart Failure and all its challenges.

Taylor’s Gift Foundation

Updated Nov 08, 2022

At Taylor’s Gift Foundation, we provide caring grief support to all organ, eye, and tissue donor families. Our Kindred Hearts Program will provide your family with one-on-one individual and family support along with options for support groups at no cost to the donor family. We are here so that no donor family grieves alone. To learn more visit talyorsgift.org

Music was my saving grace

Updated Mar 08, 2023

“It’s a form of expression. It inspired me, gave me peace. And everyone has their own version of that. As long as you’re breathing, there’s hope. There’s a way to do it.”

Innovation in Transplantation: Regenerative Medicine, Organ Repair and AI

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

Innovation in Transplantation: Xenografts, Tolerance, Islets, and Microbiotics

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

The World Transplant Games Federation

Updated May 19, 2023

The World Transplant Games Federation unites transplant recipients from across the world to promote the success of organ and tissue donation and life-saving transplantation. With more than 60 member countries, the WTGF stages the world’s largest awareness events for transplantation, to inspire the public to consider organ and tissue donation. The WTGF also promote sports for all, encouraging recipients to rehabilitate following their transplant and keep fit and healthy in their ongoing life journey.

Innovation in Transplantation: New Medications on the Horizon

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

How Do I Prepare for a Pancreas Transplant?

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

A Beautiful Life

Updated Mar 08, 2023

My worthiness did not change from believing one thought over another, but my experience did

Jim Gleason: Transplant Survivor

Updated Mar 08, 2023

How does one say thank you for that selfless gift? For me, it is in using that life extension to help many others who follow in my footsteps as they too face death, and possible organ transplant.

Preparing for Pancreas Transplant: What are My Options?

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

Post Transplantation Surgery: How Do I Navigate Life?

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

Post-Transplantation Surgery: How Do I Manage My New Kidney?

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

Meet Bella Brave

Updated Mar 08, 2023

Bella is a trailblazer who has spent more than 850 days in the hospital, received 21 surgeries, undergone a bone-marrow transplant, and received countless needles. 

Preparing For Kidney Transplant Surgery

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

MyLyfe

Updated Mar 08, 2023

Diabetes tried to take many things away from Karin, but it couldn’t take her ambition.

Living Donors and the Transplantation Process

Updated Mar 08, 2023

A kidney transplant can either come from a deceased or living donor. In 2019, 41,000 people in the United States were newly placed on the waiting list for kidney transplants, and there were only about 23,000 kidney transplants done.

Living Donors And The Transplantation Process

Updated Jan 16, 2023

Lyfebulb, in partnership with Columbia University, presents a virtual education series, sponsored by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, to address key topics of living from late-stage disease through the transplantation process and beyond. Providing informative patient education is key to improving the patient experience, health communications, and health outcomes.

TransplantLyfe Interview with Petter Björquist – CEO at VERIGRAFT

Updated Mar 08, 2023

“This is the best job in the world – it’s a scientific challenge and I’m also working towards solving patients problems,” Petter said. He added that being a finalist in the innovation challenge was an incredible experience, despite not actually winning.

Preparation After ESRD Diagnosis

Updated Nov 17, 2022

This session covered topics such as living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), how to prepare for dialysis and transplant, and how dialysis and transplant affect the quality of a kidney disease patient’s life. 

Living with Chronic Kidney Disease: What are My Options?

Updated Nov 17, 2022

This session discusses end-stage renal disease management before dialysis and transplant. Other topics include what it is like living with kidney disease, what can be done to prevent further progression, and treating the patient in the disease journey.  

Live Donor Toolkit

Updated Apr 18, 2022

A comprehensive guide to navigating these unprecedented times as an organ transplant recipient or the care partner of a patient.

Ava’s Heart

Updated May 19, 2023

Ava’s Heart is a California-based 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization that provides critically needed assistance that insurance does not cover to transplant patients who are unable to access or afford it. Core to these services is providing the mandated pre & post-transplant housing, in addition to ancillary supportive services for those who travel to the Los Angeles area for their transplant-related care. Also, integral to our mission is to assist donor families with burial expenses and to promote organ donation.

Heartfelt Help Foundation

Updated May 19, 2023

Heartfelt Help Foundation is a nonprofit which aims to assist transplant recipients afford the full scope of recovery expenses, including housing, transportation, and home health which are not covered by insurance.

TRIO

Updated May 19, 2023

TRIO is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.

TransplantLyfe News

Updated May 19, 2023

Transplant News brings you the news and content that matters to the transplant community. From patient stories, to the latest in transplant innovation, Transplant News is your window into the world of transplantation.

TransplantLyfe Chat Featuring Amanda

Updated Mar 08, 2023

Amanda received her first heart transplant at 15. While other kids her age were worrying about prom and which boy liked them, Amanda had bigger things at hand.

Rebirth

Updated Mar 08, 2023

“I woke up and without even knowing the outside world existed, I knew I existed. I knew I was alive, and I felt light and nothing hurt anymore.”

COVID-19 Resources

Updated Apr 18, 2022

A comprehensive guide to navigating these unprecedented times as an organ transplant recipient or the care partner of a patient.

Dr. Michael Hehenberger

Updated Jun 13, 2024

“My daughter was close to kidney failure, and when I heard that, she didn’t have to ask me, I told her that I would donate a kidney.”