Sigrid Fry-Revere and Mike Mittelman, co-founders of ALODF.

Sigrid Fry-Revere and Mike Mittelman,
co-founders of ALODF.

Since September 2014, we have helped 164 living organ donors who live in 41 different states and the District of Columbia with advice and/or financial assistance.
— ALODN newsletter (a quarterly newsletter that covers issues related to living donation), Summer 2017

Each donor has unique circumstances. They may have a spouse/partner or be on their own, have children, have good or perhaps no medical insurance, have savings or live hand to mouth.  

Any major surgery and recovery entails logistics, risk, and potential complications.

ALODF is there for each, individual living donor, with his or her individual needs.

American Living Organ Donor Fund and network

Our primary purpose is to help living organ donors thrive.  

Potential living organ donors need to be fully informed.  A living organ donor's transplant teams are the front lines. Every front line needs strong reinforcements.   ALODF, a  501 c3 nonprofit, was founded in 2014 by Sigrid Fry-Revere and Michael Mittelman.  Due to success and continued need the American Living Organ Donor Fund's services available to help living organ donors has expanded to address multiple needs, not just funding.   It provides information for donors, educates the public on living organ donation, and works on  policy initiatives to protect living donor rights.  The Fund has an online support group exclusively serves former and prospective donors with close to 250 members. Recently, Individual pro-bono counseling has become option.  ALODF continues to evolve and expand, joining forces with professionals and nonprofits from many domains.   ALODF has never turned any living donor away without help and the team describes their primary mission as follows,

Our one and only goal is to help American living organ donors so it is easier for them to save the lives of fellow Americans.

There are plenty of organizations that help transplant recipients and their families, but few with the primary purpose of helping make organ donors’ lives safer and easier, with all the services and assistance someone who saves another person’s life deserves. These services often are needed by people who might be prevented from donating for socioeconomic reasons, but we help all donors regardless of economic status. We believe no donor should suffer financially for his/her good deed.


To That End We Will:

1. Provide information to help donors make informed decisions, including the most recent articles and literature on the risks and benefits of living organ donation.

2. Provide resources, state by state, so donors can look up what services and benefits are available to them where they live or in the region where they are considering donating (support groups, local charities, and information on hospital and government programs for living donation).

3. Provide a closed online support group for only living organ donors and those serious about becoming living organ donors.

4. Provide a network of in-person mentors for living organ donors.

5. Provide actual financial benefits and support services to donors to the fullest extent permissible under U.S. law.  Such services, funds permitting, will include travel, lodging, lost wages and other forms of support needed for donors and their caregivers to help reduce the burden of living donation.

Note: Financial benefits (charity grants to donors) are distributed based on a first-come-first serve basis.  Please see “Applying for Help from ALODF” button on the right hand side of our home page for information on when we will next be accepting applications for assistance.

The number of donors we can help is directly linked to the amount of donation we receive.

(Visit the ALODF website at www.helplivingdonorssavelives.org for a full list of services and resources.)


 

The American Living Organ Donor Fund (ALODF) (aka American Living Organ Donor Network)  is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charity dedicated to protecting the rights of living organ donors and providing them with the support they need to make their donations as stress free and cost-neutral as possible. Our financial statement (990 IRS annual tax filling), Articles of Incorporation, and Bylaws are available on GuideStar and upon written request at info@alodf.org or from the Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.