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National Donate Life Month Tributes

In honor of National Donate Life Month, the APOLLO Study wants to recognize it's Community Advisory Council (CAC) and study team members on stories of donation and the work revolving around it. Take a look below to see our tributes!

To learn more about this Month led by Donate Life, click here

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Take a look below at the inspirational message and story of Lori Cooper, an APOLLO Community Advisory Council (CAC) member who has been registered as an organ donor since 1994.

"APOLLO has given me the rare opportunity to help bridge the gap between African Americans and kidney health. As a donor, I recognize the importance of informing the African American community about kidney health and donation. Through APOLLO, I have helped to advance chronic kidney disease (CKD) research. I am able to confidentially share facts about CKD and donation with my community."

Take a look below at the inspirational message from Dr. Patrick Gee, a devoted APOLLO Community Advisory Council (CAC) member.

"In my experience with Chronic Kidney Disease, I am reminded that someone made the ultimate sacrifice so that I may live. As a result, I approach my responsibilities within APOLLO with utmost dedication and commitment, always striving to serve others with diligence and compassion."

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Nichole Jefferson, an devoted APOLLO Community Advisory Council (CAC) member and a two time kidney transplant recipient, recently did an interview with KDIGO.

In this interview, Nichole shares her experience in advocating for her second kidney transplant,  provides tips on securing a kidney transplant including where to get listed, listening to your body, and how to advocate for yourself. Click here to watch. 

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