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The National Kidney Registry is dedicated to increasing the number of kidney transplants from living donors, improving donor-recipient matches for longer-lasting transplants, and offering protection and support to living kidney donors to make the kidney donation process safer, easier and more convenient.

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How Much Does a Kidney Donation Cost?

Jennifer Derba, Vice President of Accounting and Controller

If you are considering becoming a living kidney donor, you may be wondering how much it costs to donate a kidney. Ideally, donating a kidney should cost the donor nothing. In most cases, all medical expenses related to the donor’s evaluation, surgery, and postoperative care are paid for by insurance.

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Kidney Donor Stories

My Kidney Donation Story: Michael Culley

Michael Culley

I have a large, tight-knit group of friends with long-term sobriety. About three years ago, we found out that one of our friends, Scott, needed a kidney transplant. He had polycystic kidney disease and had been on the transplant list for a while.

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