Joyanne Ferrara

Joyanne is a kidney transplant and AlloSure® patient.

Her antibody levels stayed elevated after the transplant, so she started IVIG treatment. After not responding to the treatment and a host of side effects, she asked her doctors to try the AlloSure test.

And that’s changed what the future looks like with her new kidney.

Ava Kaufmann

Ten years ago, Ava got a new heart and the inspiration to start Ava’s Heart Foundation—a non-profit that helps recipients and families with their transplant journey. She’s also an AlloMap® patient.

After mentoring a few teens and realizing what they went through after a transplant, her foundation launched a scholarship program.

Now Hillary is going to nursing school.

The ‘Heart’ of the Matter is That an Organ Donation Saved Sam Dey’s Life

When Sam Dey used to walk, his damaged heart made him fall. Thanks to an organ donation, Sam now walks tall.

The ‘Heart’ of the Matter is That Organ Donation Saved Sam Dey’s Life

When it Came to Brandon Penny Needing a New Kidney, Mother Knew Best

Moms always know how to make things better for their kids. So, when Brandon Penny needed a new kidney, his mom gave him hers.

After Two Kidney Transplants, Tiffany Archibald is On Top of Her Game More Than Ever

Tiffany Archibald is living proof of two things: (1) that being an elite-level athlete does not protect you from chronic kidney disease, and (2) that organ donations save lives.

How Kevin Schnurr Honors His Gift of a New Kidney

On May 6, 2014, all Kevin Schnurr had to do was remember his name and date of birth.

Kevin Schnurr

Valen Keefer Praises Donors Who Give Life to Transplant Recipients Like Her

COVID-19 being what it is, Valen Keefer’s speech at the grand opening of CareDx’s newly expanded CLIA lab in Brisbane, California was a unique virtual event.

Alexandra Harrison-Flaxman—How a Transplant Recipient Became a Legislation Advocate

“The passage of the Immuno Bill is not just a win for the patient community …” says Alexandra Harrison-Flaxman “… it’s a win because of the patient community.”