I Know Someone Who Needs a Kidney

The odds of knowing someone who has had experience with transplantation are high. Over 6,000 people donate their kidney every year and over 100,000 people are in need of a kidney transplant each year.

If there is someone in your life who needs a kidney, there are multiple ways to proceed. You can help them by becoming a living donor, but if you are not able to donate or donating is not the path for you, there are other ways to help. You can share someone’s need for a kidney on social media, in your local community, at church, etc., to help them find a donor. Learn more about how to help someone who needs a kidney.

Donating a kidney comes with risks, which we explain on the Kidney Donation Risks page. If you are not comfortable with these risks or if you are looking to be compensated, we encourage you to not pursue kidney donation.

See if I’m Eligible to Donate a Kidney