Kings Game: Black History Month Kickoff

February 19, 2024

During a recent Sacramento Kings game, Sierra Donor Services made a notable appearance to shine a spotlight on Black History Month. Their booth drew in a diverse crowd, each person eager to share their own connection to donation. From friends rallying around a transplant recipient to families touched by the gift of life, the stories shared were truly touching and showed the profound impact of donation on so many lives.

Amid the heartfelt moments, Prince Pela stepped forward to share his own journey. Currently waiting for a kidney transplant, he attended the game with his wife, Igho, who works as a nurse at UC Davis and is a Donate Life Ambassador. Prince opened up about his wait since 2017, his plea on social media for a matching donor, and his six-year battle with dialysis. Despite the challenges, he’s remained determined, even pursuing his dream of becoming a registered nurse. Now, as he and his wife hope to start a family through IVF, the need for a kidney becomes even more pressing.

Through adversity, Prince remains steadfast in his determination, drawing strength from his studies and the unwavering support of his loved ones, but the gift of a new kidney would offer him the chance at a brighter future.

Prince Pela, accompanied by his loving wife Igho Doghor, finds comfort in cheering for the Sacramento Kings as he bravely awaits the lifesaving gift of a kidney.

Lorin Meeks-Harris – Two-time kidney transplant recipient
Angelika Williams – SDS External Affairs Coordinator
Kyla Aquino-Irving – SDS Senior External Affairs Coordinator and kidney transplant recipient
Igho Doghor, RN, BSN, CMSRN – Member of the Capitol Black Nurses Association
Prince Pela – Waiting for a lifesaving kidney transplant
Prize Drawing Winners
Prize Drawing Winners

About Sierra Donor Services

Sierra Donor Services (SDS) serves nearly three million people in Northern California and Northern Nevada. We are an exceptional team of professionals dedicated to saving and improving lives by connecting organ and tissue donation to the patients who need them. We strive to extend the reach of each generous donor’s gift to those who are always profoundly grateful for them.

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