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The National Kidney Registry Leads the World in Comprehensive Donor Protections and is committed to making kidney donation easier, safer and more convenient for living donors.

Click here for more details on how the NKR has been protecting donors since the creation of Donor Shield

Donors Protected

By donating through the National Kidney Registry, you will be eligible for:

  • Cost Reimbursement

    lost wages, travel & lodging

  • Kidney Prioritization

    in the unlikely event you ever need a kidney

  • Voucher Donation

    the future of paired exchange

  • Remote Donation

    avoid air travel for donor evaluation & surgery

  • Donor Connect

    speak with a living kidney donor

  • Best Match

    maximize the impact of your donation

  • Donation Insurance

    donation life & disability coverage

  • Legal Support

    fighting termination & discrimination

  • Complication Protection

    reimbursement for complications costs

  • Reduce Wasted Time

    streamlined donation process

  • Home Blood Draws

    eliminate trips to the transplant center

  • Help Other Donors

    give feedback to improve the process

Learn More About Donor Shield

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