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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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Kidney Donor Blog

Information for Donors

How Do I Donate a Kidney?

Michael Lollo, NKR Chief Strategy Officer

If you are reading this, you may be considering becoming a living kidney donor. Thank you! Just by looking into it, you’re already doing so much more than many others would do. There are so many people in need of a transplant, and so few people who become living donors: More than 90,000 people in

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Kidney Donor Stories

My Kidney Donation Story: Amy Plourde

Amy Plourde

My sister was a direct kidney donor to someone she knew. I was with her in the hospital the day after her surgery and she mentioned she wanted to start a “one kidney club.” I wanted to support her, even though part of me was skeptical about this whole “one kidney” idea. I volunteered to

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