April 10, 2023
The Kidney Transplant Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center will celebrate living kidney donors in honor of Donate Life Month. During the celebration, District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool will read a proclamation declaring April 10 as “Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day” in an effort to raise awareness of living kidney donation.
According to the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, over 10,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in Texas. Data from the National Kidney Registry indicates the wait for a deceased donor can range anywhere from 3 to 10 years for a kidney. Patients who receive a kidney from a living donor may not have to wait as long, which can help to avoid dialysis.
The event will include remarks from Dr. Koushik Shaw, a urology specialist and living donor surgeon for the National Kidney Registry at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, as well as Texas Organ Sharing Alliance and Donate Life Texas.
- Leslie Pool, District 7 Council Member
- Koushik Shaw, urology specialist and living donor surgeon
- Central Texas living kidney donors
- Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
- Donate Life Texas
Monday, April 10, 2023
Noon – 1:00pm
- 11:45am: Media interviews
- Noon – 1:00pm: Remarks and living kidney donor recognition
(While media are invited to attend, this is a private event that is not open to the public.)
The Kidney Transplant Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
Medical Oaks Pavilion I
12201 Renfert Way
Austin, Texas 78758
The event will take place in the parking lot of The Kidney Transplant Center, across the street from St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Please contact ECPR for location information, including details for parking.