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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.

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Is Life Harder After Donating a Kidney?

Eusebio (EJ) Tamez - Director, Patient Coaching

Since the first living kidney donation took place in 1958, more than 183,000 people have become living kidney donors. The vast majority of those donors have experienced no post-donation complications, going on to lead long, healthy lives.

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Kidney Donor Stories

My Kidney Donation Story: Joan Reding

Joan Reding

Back in 2018, I saw that an acquaintance had posted on Facebook that she needed a kidney and was asking if anyone was willing to be tested to see if they were a match. I didn’t know much about kidney donation but I said sure, I’d be willing.

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