David Rodriguez

AAKP Board of Directors Member, Field Ambassador

In 2008 David was living in Austin, TX when he was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). In 2011 David received his kidney transplant through the Pair Exchange Donation Program from University Transplant Center in San Antonio where he currently resides for 7 years.
Born and raised in Brownsville, TX, David serves as a patient advocate and spokesperson for organ, tissue and eye donation, leading awareness campaigns about the benefits of organ donation throughout the Texas border regions from Brownsville to El Paso, including Corpus Christi and San Angelo. David has volunteered for National Kidney Foundation, Texas Kidney Foundation, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, and University Health System. As a member of the Advocacy Committee, he has lobbied for the National Kidney Foundation at our Nation’s Capital in Washington, D.C. and the Texas State Legislature on behalf of the Texas Kidney Foundation. Professionally, David is a former Patient Navigator at the University Transplant Center. He also served in serval leadership positions in local, state and national political campaigns. David likes to read history and biographies, golf and the San Antonio Spurs basketball team.