One Lambda and NKR Introduce The Toolbox to Help Hardest-to-Match Patients Shorten Wait Time for Transplants

One Lambda, Inc., the leader in antibody detection products, and the National Kidney Registry announced the introduction of The Toolbox, a new innovative web module. The Toolbox is designed to help medical professionals make intelligent decisions on donor selection based on antibody profiles of patients. At the same time, The Toolbox will help medical professionals … Read More

NKR Exceeds 50,000 Twitter Followers: More Patients Learning About Kidney Swaps Through Social Media

Today, the National Kidney Registry announced that its Twitter following broke through the 50,000 level. With over 80,000 patients waiting for a kidney transplant, an ever increasing number are educating themselves about kidney transplant “swaps” via the National Kidney Registry’s tweets. “The magnitude of our following on Twitter is allowing us to educate many more … Read More

NKR Introduces GPS Tracking Technology for Shipped Kidneys

BrickHouse Security, a leading provider of security and surveillance products to businesses and consumers, today announced that, in partnership with the National Kidney Registry (NKR), they have implemented the first real-time GPS tracking system for the shipment of living donor organs. The National Kidney Registry is the leader in facilitating paired exchange kidney transplants and … Read More

NKR Finds First Perfect Match In A Kidney Swap

NKR facilitated its first six-antigen match in a kidney swap where one of the recipients received a perfectly matched kidney. The transplant recipient had 65 listed antibodies giving them about a one in a thousand chance of finding a match. This represents the true power of paired exchange with a national pool of donors and … Read More

NKR Renames Prestigious Award – Terasaki Medical Innovation

We are pleased to announce that the National Kidney Registry is renaming the prestigious “Medical Innovation Award” to the “Terasaki Medical Innovation Award” in honor of Dr. Paul Terasaki, a pioneer in transplant medicine, who in 1964 developed the test that became the international standard for tissue typing. Dr. Terasaki’s many significant scientific breakthroughs have … Read More

NKR Wins Social Entrepreneurship Award

The founder of a national kidney donor registry has been presented with this year’s Social Entrepreneurship Award for his innovative work and service. Garet Hil’s personal mission to find a kidney donor for his 10-year-old daughter (he and his wife were incompatible) led him to create a national registry of potential donors and recipients to … Read More

Aetna Announces NKR Grant Award

Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Aetna Foundation have announced an initial grant of $50,000 to support the work of the National Kidney Registry (NKR), a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the lives of people facing kidney failure by helping patients with incompatible donors receive kidney transplants through the NKR’s national matching system. Representatives from Aetna … Read More

NKR Keynotes Wharton Welcome Weekend Speech Delivered by Alumnus and NKR Founder & President, Garet Hil

Today, during his keynote speech to participants of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s annual “Welcome Weekend,” Garet Hil, Founder and CEO of the National Kidney Registry, announced the completion of economic research identifying $100 billion in U.S. healthcare savings that can be generated by facilitating living donor kidney transplants over the next … Read More