What a successful year for Transplant Village! We not only quadrupled our fundraising dollars —but we also gathered thousands of transplant recipients and their families at numerous events, including:
- Open Meeting — In March, we hosted an open meeting and gathered with more 150 transplant recipients and their families for a meet and greet. Attendees learned about research that has allowed patients to stop taking all anti-rejection medications just one year after they received a new kidney.
- 50th Anniversary of Transplant Program — In April, more than 500 of us gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of transplantation at Northwestern Medicine in a sold-out event!
- First Annual Sharkfest Swim — In August, we hosted the first annual Sharkfest Swim, exposing our mission to thousands of people along the lakefront.
- Patient Transplant Anniversaries — We closed out the year in November by celebrating Transplant Anniversaries at the Transplant Advisory Council’s open meeting.