Living Donor Institute 2nd Chance Golf Invitational and Celebration Reception
The Living Donor Institute began when a small group of transplant recipients and their spouses wanted to streamline their support for education and research and create a transformative resource for transplant patients, donors and their families.
Each year in May, this group plans the MUSC Living Donor Institute 2nd Chance Golf Invitational and Celebration Reception, held at Seabrook Island Club.
Through their efforts, we are raising awareness towards the need for Living Donation and funds to support the MUSC Living Donor Institute. Their charge could not have come at a more critical time.
Approximately one in eight South Carolina residents has chronic kidney disease.
Our state has one of the highest ratesof hypertension and a one-in-four rate of diabetes, the two primary causes of kidney failure.
There are currently more than 123,000 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the United States.
Of these, more than 100,000 people await kidney transplants in addition to the 17,000 people on the liver transplant waiting list. Living donors are crucial to reducing these statistics. An organ from a living donor lasts twice as long and provides the highest quality at the lowest cost. Living donor organs both reduce wait times and begin to function faster after transplant.