There was a previous post about Your Secret Kidney Donor List that asked you to consider who you might donate your kidney to while you are alive. As you consider who you might donate to, also consider how you might donate. There are 4 basic ways to be a living kidney donor: Directed Paired Exchange (discussing […]
Living Kidney Donor: Directed Donation
Kidneys Most people are born with two healthy kidneys. There are some people who are born with only one healthy kidney, and they may never know they only have one unless they have an x-ray or ultrasound and then find out. You can live a long life with one healthy kidney! Then why do we […]
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I used to think that because I registered to be an organ donor that I would be an organ donor when I die. But the more I learn about deceased donation, I find that may not be true. Two years ago I was standing in line at the Guinness World Record event for the most […]
We wondered why: you had to know someone who needed a kidney to learn about living kidney donation there wasn’t easy to understand information about donating a kidney we never heard anyone speaking about living kidney donation We are a mother (nephrology nurse & kidney donor) and a daughter (with kidney disease) with an idea […]
Organ Donation Awareness, Pioneer, Ohio, July 13, 2019
Sue and Pattie
“Advancing American Kidney Health” is launched by President Trump on July 10, 2019! What are the goals of this initiative? Reduce the number of people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by 25% by 2030 80% of new ESRD patients either receive home dialysis or kidney transplant by 2030 Double the number of kidneys available […]
Why another nonprofit? 10 reasons why we started Kidney Donor Conversations.
I’m a kidney donor, not a runner. But I was intrigued by a challenge to run 1 mile for 90 days. Plus, I wanted to feel healthier!