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The kidney transplant waiting list is getting longer and people are waiting for a chance at a better life.  In response, the National Kidney Foundation has developed “THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE.” This initiative features free, interactive workshops that educate and raise awareness about kidney donation and transplantation.

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The Big Ask, The Big Give: First Steps to Transplant:

This 2-hour workshop provides information on the basics of kidney disease, treatment options including dialysis and transplantation, and the transplant evaluation process. It features a panel of renal professionals, transplant recipients, and living donors.

The Big Ask, The Big Give: Finding a Living Donor:

This 4-hour workshop provides education on living donor transplants, dispels myths, teaches participants how to tell their personal story, and the importance of engaging one’s social network in the search for a living kidney donor.  It features a panel of renal professionals, living donor recipients, and living donors.

Upcoming Workshops

Save the Date!  Check back in 2023 for registration information.

 

The Big Ask, The Big Give: Finding a Living Donor Workshop

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 – 7:45 PM
  • Location: Zoom Video Conference (Requires a computer or device with internet access. A meeting link will be sent to registered participants.)
  • Transplant Center Partner:  Michigan Medicine

 

The Big Ask, The Big Give: Finding a Living Donor Workshop

    • Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
    • Time: 4:00 – 7:45 PM
    • Location: Zoom Video Conference (Requires a computer or device with internet access. A meeting link will be sent to registered participants.)
    • Transplant Center Partner:  Michigan Medicine

For questions or additional information, contact Devon Hagerman at 800-482-1455 ext. 2370 or dhagerman@nkfm.org.