If you’re living with kidney failure in Mississippi and need a transplant, chances are you’ll wait an average five years or more for a life-saving organ. But if you have a living donor, that wait time can be cut to mere weeks or months—and the donor doesn’t even have to be a match.
The longest kidney transplant chain is 35, and was achieved by the National Kidney Registry, as verified between 6 January and 17 June 2015.
In 2005, 70-year-old Barbara Gallas was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes many fluid-filled cysts to grow in the kidneys. Gallas needed a kidney transplant to save her life, and she was a candidate for UC San Diego Health’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program.
An interview with Garet Hil, MBA: Entrepreneur, Kidney Donor, and Founder/CEO of the National Kidney Registry.
Living donor Lisa Emmott and her husband, living donor and organ recipient, Neil Emmott on the importance of organ donor programs.
Lisa Emmott never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until her husband Neil became one of them.
Michael Lollo shares his incredible story of becoming an organ donor.
Donating a kidney saves a life—and now, thanks to the National Kidney Registry, it doesn’t have to cost you money.
My mom named my kidneys Sidney and Bodidney. Don’t ask why. None of us know. I just said goodbye to Sidney. On Thursday morning, I completed a five-month journey of becoming a kidney donor.
Every month about 3,000 new people are placed on the kidney transplant list. However, 13 people die each day waiting for their transplant. Now, a new national program is helping people get their transplant faster with the help of a complete stranger.