BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Living Kidney Donor Network (LKDN) has made Spanish webpages translated by 2017 Eckley scholar Bekah Nulty ’19
(Washington, Illinois) available online, providing life-saving resources for donors
and patients in need.
“This experience was incredibly humbling,” said Nulty, a biochemistry and Hispanic studies double major. “I can only hope that this translation reaches even just one person
in need or willing to donate.”
At Nadeau’s recommendation, Nulty spoke with LKDN’s founder Harvey Mysel — recently
nominated for a TIAA Difference Maker 100 Award — who was thankful for the offer to translate the website. From there, Nulty
spent her summer translating over 30 pages from the website into Spanish, an endeavor
which involved accurately translating medical information with clarity and precision.
Thanks to Nulty’s efforts, LKDN can now reach a broader audience by providing monolingual
Spanish speakers with valuable information on the escalating need for kidney donations,
the process of donating and how to match donors with recipients.
“This Eckley project combined my interests in Spanish and medicine, providing me with
a great way to serve people while pursuing my passions,” Nulty said. “Having the translation
made available to the public is so meaningful to me.”
The Living Kidney Donation Network seeks to build public awareness for the more than
100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list and to educate people on the
benefits of living donations rather than deceased ones. The network partners with
transplant centers and other organizations to help individuals find living donors.