Abundant is a documentary series that looks at the concept of abundance through the issue of living kidney donation.  Every year, roughly 8,000 Americans die waiting on a kidney donation that never arrives.  The leading experts agree the only solution to the American kidney deficit is an increase in kidney donation by living donors.  Abundant explores what it will take for America to be abundant about living kidney donation.

More for You Does Not Mean Less for Me

Abundant is an five-episode documentary television series about abundance.  The subject of the series is living kidney donation.

The Problem

Not enough kidneys are donated each year in America, and roughly 8,000 people die each year waiting on a kidney donation that never arrives.  Not enough kidneys are donated each year through deceased donation as only 3 people in 1000 die in a way that enables potential kidney donation.  The numbers just don’t work.

Abundant’s Answer

Abundant examines the growing movement to eliminate America’s 100,000 kidney deficit through living kidney donation. For the first time, expert voices representing all corners of the kidney deficit issue contribute to emphasize the importance and complicated nature of increasing living kidney donation in Abundant’s five half-hour episodes.  Abundant’s primary narratives also features rare, in-depth perspectives from non-directed kidney donors (people who have donated kidneys to complete strangers).  Abundant will also include content from individuals and institutions fighting the uphill battle against the growing kidney deficit in the United States, as well as experts in abundance from the fields of business, the arts, spirituality and more.

Unique Content

Abundant explores the decision process to become a living kidney donor and the affects of such a decision through the experience of our culture’s most extreme altrustists: non-directed kidney donors.  With rare insight through collaboration with National Kidney Donation Organization, Abundant puts a face on the the living kidney donor and the potential non-directed kidney donor.

Important Details

Government Mandate

In July 2019, The Federal Government issued The Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health.  Among the mandates, emphasis was placed on supporting living kidney donation. Policy and industry change is only part of the solution. America must become a nation open to living kidney donation to eliminate the deficit.

Living Donation Activists

Al Roth, Ph.D is the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the Gund Professor Emeritus at Harvard  University. He shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work on market design. He is one of the designers of kidney exchange in the United States, which helps incompatible patient-donor pairs  find kidneys for transplantation.

Kidney Industry Experts

Since 2000, Tom Mone has led OneLegacy, the largest organ recovery agency in the U.S., serving 20 million people, 200+ hospitals and 11 transplant centers. Tom has led numerous innovations at OneLegacy including the world’s largest public promotion of kidney donation, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float and LivingDonationCalifornia.org.
Our full cast includes opinion leaders from the kidney industry, living donations non-profits, science, economics, business, the arts and spiritual communities.

Click here to meet our entire cast of experts, activists and commentators.

Abundance Experts

Abigail Marsh is a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at Georgetown University. Her research aims at the questions: How do we understand what others think and feel?  What drives us to help other people? What prevents us from harming them?  Her 2016 TED Talk relating her work to living to kidney donation exceeds two million TED.com views.

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There are four important ways you can get involved and sponsor Abundant.

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Audience-building is an important part of getting the word out and connecting all who have a personal stake, interest or compassion for kidney health in America.  For a contribution as low as $1/month, you can support the effort to make Abundant concrete and relevant, which is an important part of our game-changing mission.  Click here to see how how you can make a contribution to Abundant’s audience building.

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