The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) advocates for and educates on the importance of organ and tissue donation. Chris Klug is a 3-time Olympic snowboarder and the only organ transplant recipient to win a medal in any Olympic Games. Chris received his lifesaving liver transplant in 2000 after being diagnosed with primary sclerosis cholangitis (PSC), a rare degenerative condition of the liver and gallbladder. One year after receiving his transplant, he brought home a medal from the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. Chris founded the Chris Klug Foundation in 2003, after making a vow from his hospital bed that he would do everything he could to help make a difference for the hundreds of thousands of individuals waiting for a second chance at life - people like he once was.
CKF’s mission is to INSPIRE and EDUCATE people on the importance of organ and tissue donation and REGISTER people as organ donors. There are approximately 110,000 people currently waiting for an organ transplant, while only 52% of the U.S. are registered organ donors. CKF is committed to increasing the organ donor registration rate on a national level and, in the process, saving lives of those currently awaiting a transplant.