Welcome to Live.Love.Donate.

Saving lives, one donor at a time. 

Celebrating 5 YEARS of Live.Love.Donate.!

2018 is a HUGE year for our nonprofit! We are celebrating 5 YEARS of Live.Love.Donate. and our annual Steve Muenchow Memorial Outing! With this milestone, comes a lofty 2018 fundraising goal! We are raising $5,000 for Restoring Hope Transplant House to celebrate our first 5 years! However, we need your help to get there! Please consider donating to our nonprofit, so we can all work together to save lives through organ donation!

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a Wisconsin 501 (c) (3) nonprofit focused on saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. With the help of our tireless executive board, donors, supporters and volunteers, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and in-depth educational sessions.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

2018 Steve Muenchow Memorial Outing September 28, 2018

Our Organ Donation Story

Amy Muenchow, our Executive Director, was interviewed by Sam Carlson (UW Madison nursing student) about her life-saving kidney transplant story! Check out the interview here to learn more!

Our Story

In Honor & Memory

We are very passionate about organ donation, and we work tirelessly in honor and memory of our Dad. Our father, Steve, was a two-time kidney transplant patient. He was diagnosed with Vasculitis at age 19, and that lead to eventual kidney failure. He was placed on dialysis during both transplant processes.

Gift of Life

Our father had his first kidney transplant in 1991 from a deceased donor, and his second in 2007 from our mother, Amy Muenchow. They were the perfect match! Both transplants took place at UW Madison Transplant Clinic. 

Our Life-Saving Mission

Twice, our Dad was given a second change due to a life-saving donor. His transplants gave him 25 more years of life. Unfortunately we lost our father in 2014 to stage-four lung cancer, due to his suppressed immune system. We have made it our mission to spread the word about organ, eye, and tissue donation in the State of Wisconsin, while keeping our father's legacy alive and honoring his memory.

Organ Donation Information & Facts

How to Register

You can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at DonateLifeWisconsin.org. Always make sure you register at the DMV and add the orange "donor" sticker on your license as well! Signing the back of your license is not enough, so make sure you register online too! 

How does donation work?

Organ donation can be procured through living donors and deceased donors. Living donation is determined based on extensive medical matching.  Deceased donation occurs once the donor has passed. The surgical team removes the organs and tissues from the donor's body in an operating room. Organs are recovered, and then additional authorized tissues such as bone, cornea, and skin.

 (Information: organdonor.gov

Statistics & Numbers

  • 8 LIVES can be saved when you register!
  • 22 people die every day while waiting for a transplant. 
  • 120k+ people are on the waiting list.
  • Every 10 minutes another patient is added to the waiting list. 
  • Organ donation doesn't cost the donor's family any money. (More information at organdonor.gov)

Important Facts

Fact: Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most major religions.

Fact: Living donation increases the existing organ supply. 

Fact: An open-casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors. 

(Information: DonateLife.org)

What can be donated?

Organs and tissue that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, nerve and heart valves. 

Talk to your family & friends

Share your decision to be an organ and tissue donor with family and friends. Make sure they know your wishes and what you want to donate for transplant. You have the power to save up to 8 people's lives!

Our Executive Board Members

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Your generous gift will help us promote organ, eye and tissue donation in the State of Wisconsin; register organ donors; educate the community about the importance; and save lives, one donor at a time. 

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Contact Us

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Live.Love.Donate. Inc.

P.O. Box 186, Winnebago, WI 54985

(309) 489-6234

501(c)(3) Status

Live.Love.Donate. Inc. is a tax exempt charitable organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Donations are deductible as charitable contributions under sec. 170 of the tax code. 

501(c)(3) Status Letter (pdf)

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