Season One

“One Is Enough” is a podcast brought to you by the National Kidney Registry. Hosted by two individuals closely tied to the world of kidney donation—one a living donor and the other a grateful recipient—this podcast serves as your ultimate guide to the complex landscape of living kidney donation in the U.S.

Episode 0 (Prelude): September 15, 2023

Episode 1: October 2, 2023

The Origins of the National Kidney Registry: Understanding the story behind the National Kidney Registry and how a father’s determination to help his daughter inspired the creation of an organization that has revolutionized the transplant industry. This episode features special Guest Maria Abreu Goris, a physician assistant at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with 25 years of experience in the field of renal/pancreas transplantation. She has held several different roles in the transplant program, including waitlist transplant coordinator, living donor (recipient) coordinator, and clinical manager of operations for the renal/pancreas transplant program. She currently serves as the chief transplant coordinator for the living donor program.

Episode 2, Part 1: October 10, 2023

The Thrill of Victory: Donor Games OG Mimi Mahon: Upwards of 75% of respondents in a national survey have stated that their biggest fear about donating a kidney is that they would not be able to return to optimal athletic activity. What do you do to disprove that misconception? Bring together elite donor and recipient athletes in the spirit of competition and be amazed. Join us as we speak with Donor Games athlete Mimi Mahon about the Donor Games competitions, the 2023 Championship, and what being a living kidney donor means to her.

Episode 2, Part 2: October 24, 2023

Ringside Reflections with the WWE’s Megan Morant: A sports broadcasting personality for the WWE and an avid distance runner, Megan Morant had no doubt that she wanted to donate her kidney to someone who needed it. But being a public figure puts a unique spin on donating. What would her fans think? How would they react if she shared her story publicly? Listen in as Megan and fellow living donor Mike Lollo go a few rounds deep in discussing her living donor journey.

Episode 3: November 14, 2023

Living Kidney Donation 101: What it Takes to Become a Living Kidney Donor: Tune in as host Mike Lollo recounts his own donor workup and he and co-host Samantha Hil are joined by Kari Rancourt, Lead Kidney Paired Exchange Coordinator at Hartford Hospital, to discuss everything involved in becoming a living kidney donor, including the evaluation process, blood work, the 24-hour urine test, and more. This is a must-listen for anyone who has wondered “what would it take to donate a kidney?”

Episode 4: November 22, 2023

A Second Helping of Gratitude: In this episode of One is Enough, we tackle the topic of how to discuss an individual’s need for a kidney transplant with friends and family. While so many of us get together with family and friends over the holidays, not all of us are excited about it. When you need to talk to your family about living kidney donation, the mood can turn to anxiety and fear quickly. Join fellow kidney transplant recipients—host Samantha Hil and guest Melissa Coleman Godfrey, Transplant Outreach Coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania’s Transplant Institute—as they talk about how to speak to family and friends during the holidays.

Episode 5: December 12, 2023

Embracing the Spirit of Giving: Stories of Courage and Compassion in Kidney Donation: As the holiday season is upon us, we’re bringing you a heartwarming edition of One Is Enough that defines the true essence of giving. Ever wondered about the emotional journey of organ donation? Together with Terri Thede, the Donor Connect Project Manager for the National Kidney Donation Organization, we share our own donation journeys along with others who have had a profound impact on our lives. Through these stories, we aim to inspire you to consider the profound impact of living kidney donation. The dedication, motivation, and extreme acts of giving behind these remarkable stories are the embodiment of the true spirit of giving. This holiday season, we encourage you to contemplate the potential to gift life.