National Kidney Registry Removes Disincentives To Living Donation, Adds Dependent Care and Home Blood Draws to Donor Shield

Today, the National Kidney Registry (NKR) announced the expansion of its Donor Shield program for living kidney and liver donors to include reimbursement for dependent care costs (for children or adult dependents of the donor) and free home blood draws for living donors. These enhancements will go into effect over the next 60 days. The …

National Kidney Registry Launches Spanish Version of Kidney Donor Intake System

The National Kidney Registry’s donor intake system (DASH) is now available in Spanish. This important advancement will make the donor screening and medical questionnaire available in Spanish and will remove the language barriers for Spanish speaking people who are interested in becoming living kidney donors. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, 22%, or …

National Kidney Registry to Sponsor Kidney Donor Steve Wilson in Ironman World Championship

The National Kidney Registry is thrilled to announce its latest kidney donor athlete sponsorship: Steve Wilson, a living kidney donor who will be competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, October 6-8, 2022. Steve donated a kidney through the National Kidney Registry’s Family Voucher Program in February 2020 after seeing a Facebook post …