The Organ Trail – A Kidney Donation Journey

Mark Scotch from Wisconsin met Hugh Smith from Louisiana in February of 2020 and donated a kidney late in 2020 so Hugh could get a kidney in early 2021. Since then Mark has established an organization – The Organ Trail – and has completed two marathon bike journeys for a combined total of 3,100 miles – to showcase the need for kidney health awareness. The third ride from San Diego, CA to Lubbock, TX started on March 21st, 2022. Track his progress and learn more at