The National Kidney Registry is a Greenwich, CT-based organization whose mission is to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure by increasing the quality, speed and number of living donor transplants in the world while protecting and supporting all living kidney donors.Read Our Story
One day, every living kidney donor and transplant patient in the world will pass through a common registry to find the best-matched donor within three months, so every transplant recipient can:
- Receive a kidney transplant that lasts a lifetime.
- Minimize immunosuppression medication and mitigate the negative side effects of those medications.
Meet our leadership team, dedicated to saving the lives of people facing kidney failure and protecting living donors.
- Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Garet Hil became involved in transplantation when his daughter was diagnosed with kidney failure at age 10. After he and his wife were both deemed incompatible, a difficult and extensive donor search finally resulted in a successful transplant for their daughter. That process inspired them to create a better way to facilitate transplants for the thousands of people with incompatible donors in desperate need of a kidney transplant.
Our Member Centers
NKR works with an elite network of 103 Member Centers spanning 35 states and the District of Columbia. Member Centers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of living donation programs including voucher donation, remote donation and Donor Shield. Each Member Center must adhere to strict center requirements and guidelines to maintain membership in good standing.
In the Media
NKR Response to New York Times Opinion Piece “The Economist Who Helped Patients Get New Kidneys”Public Comment Letters
The National Kidney Registry Activates Its 3,000th Microsite: Free Service for Patients Seeking a Living DonorPress Releases
A Lifesaving Chain, A Global First: Penn Medicine Sets a Worldwide Record with 100 Kidney Paired Donation Transplants in a YearPenn Medicine NewsKidney Transplant News