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Facilitating Well-Matched Living Kidney Donor Transplants. Protecting and Supporting Living Donors.

The National Kidney Registry is dedicated to increasing the number of kidney transplants from living donors, improving donor-recipient matches for longer-lasting transplants, and offering protection and support to living kidney donors to make the kidney donation process safer, easier and more convenient.

7,000 NKR-Facilitated Transplants

Better Matches, Better Outcomes, Longer-Lasting Transplants

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The NKR is finding better matches and achieving better transplant outcomes with the largest pool of living donors across 100 transplant centers in the United States.

Leading the World in Comprehensive Donor Support & Protections

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Donors who donate as part of a National Kidney Registry swap, including the Voucher Program, are protected and supported by Donor Shield.