United Network for Organ Sharing

Celebrating Living Donor Adventures’ climb of Mount Kilimanjaro


Team summited Mount Kilimanjaro on World Kidney Day: March 9, 2023

The climb

On World Kidney Day, March 9, 2023, a team of living donors, friends and family summited Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for living organ donation and support for the UNOS mission.

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The gift

Fifteen of the climbers already donated an organ. Some gave their lifesaving gift to someone they knew, others to a stranger. All gave another person a new lease on life.

In 2022, more than 6,400 transplants were made possible by living donors.

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About living donation

Do you know what organs can be donated? Or how paired donation works? Find out the steps you can to take to become a living donor, which organizations can help you cover costs associated with living donation, and more by visiting the following UNOS resources:

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About UNOS

UNOS is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. Help us increase transplants

Living Donor Adventures is spreading the story so others can live.

A lifesaving transplant for everyone in need

This is the vision driving UNOS’ work to increase transplants, safely and equitably.

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Pass it on: organ donation

Even if you have indicated your wishes on your driver’s license, state donor registry or the National Donate Life Registry, share your decision with your family so they know your wishes.

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