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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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What to Do If You’re Disqualified from Becoming a Kidney Donor Due to Your BMI

Suzanne McGuire, Clinical Support Consultant, National Kidney Registry

There are several reasons why someone might be disqualified as a living kidney donor. One of them is weight, or more specifically, body mass index (BMI).

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Kidney Donor Stories

My Kidney Donation Story: Tara McNeil

Tara McNeil

Tara McNeil, a bilateral below knee amputee, donated her kidney to a friend in the same amputee support group as her through the NKR's Voucher Program.

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