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About Us

The National Kidney Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Greenwich, CT. Our 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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Leadership

Meet our leadership team, dedicated to saving the lives of people facing kidney failure and protecting living donors.

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Our Story

When Jan and Garet’s youngest daughter was 10 years old, her kidneys suddenly failed. After the biopsy, they learned that she would never recover her kidney function. They were in shock and quickly learned that a living donor transplant was her best option. Both Jan and their oldest daughter, Brooke, were tested and ruled out as potential donors because they were blood type incompatible...

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Our Member Centers

NKR works with an elite network of 96 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.

Affiliated Sites

  • Donor Care Network
  • Donor Shield
  • International Kidney
  • Kidney Transplant Centers
  • Kidney For Life
  • Donor Games