If you need a kidney but do not have a donor willing to donate on your behalf, the National Kidney Registry’s Champion Microsite program can help you find a donor. Learn more about Champion Microsites.
The NKR’s microsite program provides a free, personalized website designed to help you find a living kidney donor. There are two types of sites—starter and custom—depending on a patient’s level of comfort. Using the custom microsite, you can post pictures and tell the story of why you need a kidney. You can share your microsite through email, social media and in person with the 250 free business cards you will receive after the site is activated. To get in touch with a transplant center that offers the Champion Microsite program, go to www.nkr.org/register.
Donor Search Expert Coach
The National Kidney Registry has partnered with a network of individuals who have personal experience with donor search campaigns. Our patient coaches are experts at running successful donor search campaigns and can assist patients with all aspects of the donor search process, including microsite creation, social media utilization and other strategies for finding a living donor. All microsite patients are connected with a coach upon microsite activation.
A one-day Zoom training seminar will be conducted for all microsite patients every month to instruct patients how to find a living donor and how to most effectively utilize the microsite platform. These monthly training sessions are hosted by expert donor search coaches. This program is currently in development and should be available to all microsite patients by July 2022.
Our Champion Microsite platform keeps patients updated with a weekly email of microsite web page activity. This allows patients and their coaches to monitor the results of donor campaigns and outreach efforts.
Waitlist Mass Mailings
Transplant centers that offer the microsite program can do hard-copy mailings to all patients on a transplant center’s deceased donor waitlist to inform them of the microsite program. The National Kidney Registry will provide the waitlist mailings every six months at no cost.