National Kidney Registry Reaches 100 Member Centers: University of California, Davis Becomes the 100th Center

Today the National Kidney Registry (NKR) announced that it has reached the 100 Member Center milestone with the reactivation of the University of California, Davis Transplant Center. The NKR is the world’s largest paired exchange program, facilitating over 1,000 transplants annually for patients who are seeking a better-matched donor and a better transplant outcome. In … Read More

Twenty-Two Living Kidney Donors Climb Africa’s Tallest Mountain

Twenty-two living kidney donors will reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (altitude 19,341 feet) on March 10—World Kidney Day—and demonstrate that donating a kidney does not negatively affect the health or fitness of living kidney donors. The 22 donors represent the Kidney Donor Athletes (KDA) organization and are supported by the National Kidney Registry (NKR) … Read More

The National Kidney Registry’s 1,000th Patient Microsite Activated

Today the National Kidney Registry announced the activation of its 1,000th patient microsite. The microsite program provides free websites to transplant patients seeking a living donor so patients can spread the word of their need for a transplant. Dr. E. Steve Woodle, a liver transplant recipient and Director of Solid Organ Transplantation for University of Cincinnati … Read More

The National Kidney Registry Facilitates 5,000th Kidney Transplant

The National Kidney Registry announced the completion of its 5,000th paired exchange transplant, which took place yesterday at UCLA Medical Center. The UCLA recipient was a standard voucher holder whose donor facilitated an earlier chain of three transplants. The kidney came from a family voucher donor at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Jeff Veale, Professor and … Read More