Gift of Life, Inc.

Gift of Life, Inc.


HealthcareBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

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About / Gift of Life
The Gift of Life Story
When Nate and Kim Harbur’s son, Luke, needed a pediatric liver transplant in 1996, the shortage of available organs and lack of awareness became apparent. During this time, Melody and Kris Drake lost their eight year old son, Aaron, due to a tragic accident while camping in the Ozarks. Luke received Aaron’s liver and now lives a full life.

Following his recovery, the Harburs joined forces with others, including the Drake family, to create Gift of Life, a nonprofit organization that offers educational information to schools, civic groups and spiritual communities. Annually, Gift of Life reaches 30,000 students and their families through the Life Savers? program and more through community out reach. The Transplant Mentors program provides volunteers to assist individuals and their families during their transplant journey.


Program Director, Transplant Mentors
Category: Program Planning/Management
Gift of Life promotes the support, awareness and success of organ, eye and tissue donation through education, mentoring and collaboration with partners and individuals in the transplant community. We believe that when an individual is going through an organ, eye or tissue transplant, having a mentor leads to better outcomes. Since program inception in 2009, Gift of Life has matched nearly 800 more
Contact: Julie Klima