Laurie Lee, is from Hawthorn Woods, IL, and now lives in Algonquin, IL with her husband Rob Lee. Her passions include her family & friends, adventure travel, SCUBA diving, her pets, her business Swift Passport Services, the outdoors, and transplant. Laurie is a non-directed kidney donor whose donation sparked a 6 person transplant chain on Nov 22, 2016. She was compelled to become a donor after her father, Dan Dickinson, received a life saving liver transplant in 2011.
Laurie is one of the original members of Northwestern Medicine’s Transplant Advisory Council, that powers Transplant Village. Transplant Village is an inspired group of organ recipients, donors and their families is united in their mission to support the future of organ transplantation at Northwestern Medicine while connecting and supporting the transplant community. Her main role with Transplant Village is facilitating a monthly workshop called the Kidney Champion Program which teaches people who are in need of a kidney different strategies to attract a living kidney donor.
Laurie enjoys working on projects in the transplant world that make an impact! She was one of the organizers of the 2018 Donor Rally which resulted in a Guinness World Record for the largest number of Living Organ Donors (410!) in one place. She is currently wholeheartedly invested in CrowdSource for Life and is a producer for a docuseries called Abundant which explores the concept of abundance through stories of non-directed organ donation. She believes this project is the catalyst that our society needs right now to pay attention and to take action, so that people don’t have to die or suffer waiting for an organ transplant. Her podcast, Donor Diaries, was developed to support this project and it’s initiatives.
Laurie is extremely interested in connecting with people who share her interest in flooding the donor pool, so that nobody has to wait for a life-saving transplant. You can call her at 312.927.7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.