The National Kidney Registry Announces Its 500th Microsite Patient Kidney Transplant

Today the National Kidney Registry (NKR) marked the 500th living donor transplant achieved through the microsite program. The microsite program provides free websites and coaching to transplant patients seeking a living donor to increase their chances of achieving a living donor transplant.

“When the microsite program was first launched, we hoped it would help patients find a living donor. Now, it has become a way for patients to find hope that they will find a donor,” said Samantha Hil, a kidney transplant recipient and NKR’s Director of Marketing. “Reaching 500 kidney transplants for patients with microsites is a wonderful milestone, but it is not the final goal. We plan on building on this achievement every year until everyone who needs a kidney transplant can receive one with the best match and shortest wait time possible.”

Launched in February 2019, the microsite program has achieved a 20% success rate, meaning that 20% of patients who activate a microsite receive a living donor transplant within 12 months. A total of 57 transplant centers nationwide now participate in the NKR’s microsite program, giving kidney patients more opportunities than ever to receive a living donor kidney transplant.

To see a full list of microsite centers, visit To learn more about the microsite program, visit


Living kidney donor transplants last longer than deceased donor transplants, yet of the 18,000 annual kidney transplants, only 6,000 are from living donors. aims to end that imbalance by giving kidney patients the tools and information they need to find a living donor.

About the National Kidney Registry

The National Kidney Registry ( is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure by increasing the quality, speed, and number of living donor transplants while protecting all living donors.

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