Connection to donation/transplantation
Kidney donor 2010 – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Competitions/Events at the 2022 Transplant Games of America
5K, Track and Field, Pickleball
How many Transplant Games have you attended?
San Diego, CA will be my 4th Transplant Games
Why do you participate in the Transplant Games?
I participate in the Transplant Games as a celebration of life, to support my husband (my transplant recipient) and the other organ donors and recipients. But frankly, I would not attend the Games if it wasn’t for how welcoming Team MN-DAK has been. Even though our backgrounds are different, and we only see other MN-DAK team members infrequently, they are so incredibly supportive and just a great group of people.
One thing you want others to know about donation.
Please everyone consider donation if you are able, both as a living donor and registering on your license. There is so much need and it is life-saving and life-changing.