One Lambda Joins the First Ever
Virtual Gala for Be The Match
On Saturday, September 26, Be The Match hosted their first Virtual Gala to promote and celebrate their mission, which is to save lives through bone marrow transplantation.
Be The Match and One Lambda share a passion for advancing the science of transplant diagnostics and unrelated donor matching in order to improve outcomes for patients. As a sponsor, we were honored to support this event, and we’re proud to help Be The Match expand their reach in a number of ways:
To support this important cause or to learn more about blood marrow donation, please visit bethematch.org.
Transplant Patient Stories
Women in Transplantation: Taking Leadership in Transplantation to Solve the Organ Shortage Crisis
After she received a heart transplant, Ava Kaufman made a promise to give back. Today, she saves lives by providing transplant housing to patients in need.
Marcus Roberts went from pursuing a career of service to struggling to stay alive. Discover how a dual transplant has helped him live a healthier, fuller life.
Kadin Hoven is a 16-year-old music enthusiast and 3-time kidney transplant recipient. See his story and learn how you can help transplant patients like him.
When Dayna and David met as college students, they never thought that 40 years later, Dayna would give David her kidney. Read the story of their kidney transplant journey and lifelong friendship.
This organization helps renal patients in diverse communities who have limited financial resources get access to transplant and donor information, assistance getting on the waitlist, help raise funds for medical expenses, and provide dietary and emotional support.
Dr. Kelley Hitchman shares her experience as a living kidney donor and an expert in transplant histocompatibility and immunogenetics at UT Health.
This Los Angeles-based organization provides critically needed assistance that insurance does not cover to transplant patients including the mandated pre- and post-transplant local housing, assisting donor families with burial expenses, and promoting organ donation.
In this video, our patient advocate, Valen Keefer, shares the emotions she felt when receiving a kidney transplant diagnosis and discusses ways to cope while processing the news.
Many children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses would not have the opportunity to have a camping experience. This summer camp provides these children the opportunity to meet other children sharing a similar experience and enjoy being a kid.
Keefer and Dr. Lawrence were in Boston to attend the 2022 ATC. Keefer hopes to encourage more Americans to become organ donors, and to serve as a resource for those facing future transplantation.
While each person’s journey is unique, here is an overview of what you can expect to experience before, during, and after your transplant.