Ellie Schlam, Communications Director of the National Kidney Foundation -

"The National Kidney Foundation mourns the loss of Larry Hagman, a true supporter of organ donation of every type. Larry inspired thousands of fellow transplant recipients through his spirited participation at the National Kidney Foundation's Olympic-style U.S. Transplant Games from 1996-2010. He created a "show our scars" tradition, encouraging young transplant recipients to view their scars as a badge of honor, feeling proud of themselves and their survival and promoting organ donation in the process. His work as an advocate and spokesperson helped spread the word about organ donation to millions. Larry Hagman's, humor in the face of adversity and deep dedication to the organ donor cause and all the people in the transplant community will be sorely missed. "