After his transplant, Ken won three medals at the U.S. Transplant Games and now competes in triathlons.
Shutong Hao New York, NY
Shutong’s donor, Matthew, saved other lives as well. One woman decided to become a donor when she heard Shutong’s story.
Cardinal Stephen Sou-hwan Kim Seoul, Korea
Cardinal Kim’s donation was an act of charity, fraternal love, and self-sacrifice.
Asian, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander populations
Asians, and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders suffer significantly from kidney and liver disease. Asians are 1½ times as likely as Caucasians to develop end-stage kidney disease and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are 7 times as likely to develop chronic liver disease, increasing the risk of organ failure.
Asians, and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Donation, and Health
*Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). Data as of May 25, 2012.
of Asians, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders on the U.S. transplant list are waiting for a kidney. Pacific Islanders are 5 times more likely than Caucasians to be on the organ transplant waiting list.