Transplant Recipients Sports Panel
Featured Transplant Community Guests
Merle Zuel, RN, MerleJam founder, Heart Transplant Recipient | Ahmed Osama Gaber, MD, Houston Methodist, Transplant Surgeon | Joyce Trompeta, PhD, PNP, President International Transplant Nurses Society | Glenda Roberts, Kidney Transplant Recipient | Bill Ryan, President & CEO, Transplant Games of America | Jim Gleason, TRIO National President, Heart Transplant Recipient
Transplant Recipient Sports Panel
AlloCare Transplant Festival
A fun interactive online virtual festival for the entire transplant community.
If you are a transplant recipient, donor, healthcare provider, family member or friend- Don’t miss this event!
Date: September 26, 2020
Time: 9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET
Location: Your home; it’s virtual!
First 500 registrants will receive a special gift.
Are you an aspiring singer, dancer or magician? Hey, maybe you have great pet trick or other hidden talent?
If you have a talent that amazes your friends, send us a video!
Rules- Up to 8 finalists* will be chosen by CareDx prior to the AlloCare Transplant Festival and video or portions of the video will be broadcast live during the event. Judges will each score each of the finalists and 3 winners will be announced live during the live event.
1st place $2,000
2nd place $800
3rd place $500
My Transplant Story Twitter Contest
Can you tell your transplant story in less than 280 characters?
Everyone has a story, we want to hear yours!
Get creative and see if you can tell your story in less than 280 characters on Twitter.
How to enter: Tell your transplant story on Twitter, get creative and don’t forget to include #mytransplantstory .
Don’t have a Twitter account? Sign-up here
Love to cook?
Have a favorite recipe you want to share with the transplant community?
You could be a winner and your recipe could be demonstrated by our celebrity chef during our live Transplant Festival.
If you have them, upload photos and don’t forget to tell us why you recommend this recipe to others.
Send a Photo!
It’s all about community and we are all in this together!
Upload your photo into our Transplant Community Mosaic.
See the final mosaic at the end of the AlloCare Transplant Festival.
Submit your photo today!
AlloCare Random Drawing (Alternative Option)
Follow us on social media to stay up to stay up to date on all the details in and around the festival and share it with friends in the transplant community.
National Anthem sung by kidney transplant recipient and America’s Got Talent runner-up (2017), Angelica Hale
Comedian and living donor Amanda Nicastro hosts this live community trivia challenge. Play at home for a chance to win prizes like an Apple iWatch and Visa gift cards.
The Engaged Patient, a panel on living your best life after transplant and the latest tools and technology to help you manage post-transplant life.
See the best talent from the transplant community compete for prizes in our virtual talent show –singers, dancers, magicians, ventriloquists, and even funny pet tricks! Join our judges: Angelica Hale, kidney transplant recipient and America’s Got Talent Finalist-2017, Dr. Dorry Segev, transplant surgeon and singing sensation, and Merle Zuel, heart transplant recipient and Merle Jam founder, for a fun and exciting talent show competition.
Angelica Hale Rocks the House
Kidney transplant recipient and America’s Got Talent Finalist-2017 lights up the stage with her magical voice- you don’t want to miss this one!
Kidney transplant recipient and special celebrity chef will lead some familiar faces from the transplant community as they each attempt to make a winning recipe from our recipe contest!
My Transplant Story Contest Winners
Everyone has a story, but can you tell yours in 280 characters? Stay tuned as leaders from our favorite patient groups, including author and TRIO National President, Jim Gleason, reveal the most creative transplant stories from our My Transplant Story contest.
Transplant Recipient Sports Panel
Stay tuned for our final act! Join kidney transplant recipient and former NFL player, John Brockington (Packers), kidney transplant recipient and former NHL player, David Ayres (Hurricanes), and kidney transplant recipient and former NBA player Sean Elliott (Spurs), as they talk about their experiences and give tips on maintaining health and fitness after transplant. Moderated by Bill Ryan, CEO of the Transplant Games of America, this one is bound to get you moving!
How is AlloSure utilized in kidney transplant patients?
AlloSure donor-derived cell-free DNA can help you manage your transplant patients across the life of their graft.
Elevated AlloSure is an early sign of allograft injury, rising before creatinine. Low levels of AlloSure can provide you peace of mind that the allograft is stable.
AlloSure is the first and only clinically and analytically validated, non-invasive donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) test for identifying kidney injury. AlloSure can accurately determine active rejection, enabling better management of your kidney transplant patients.