Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld, a regular contributor to this magazine and since 2017 our vice-president for communication, needs a kidney from a healthy live donor.

Jeff has worked in the ski business since 1972, began writing for SKI magazine in 1980 and over the last five years has written dozens of articles for Skiing History. He serves as president of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) and chairs the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Explorers Club. Jeff has been to Nepal on two cataract missions, volunteered in Antarctica with Students on Ice and written two books—one on voluntourism, the other on expedition funding. For 28 years he’s supported exploration through a free newsletter and website,

Now he needs our help. After a 13-year battle, he learned recently that he’s going to need a kidney transplant from a living donor, otherwise the wait from a deceased donor is five years at least. He passed a battery of tests at University of Colorado Health and has also been registered with Porter Adventist in Denver and the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine Transplant Center. He’s also been accepted by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the nation’s nonprofit transplant system.

If you or someone you know might be able to help, please email or call 718-431-9831 x 209. 

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