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Facilitating Well-Matched Living Kidney Donor Transplants. Protecting and Supporting Living Donors.

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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Information for Donors

What is Family Voucher Kidney Donation?

Michael Lollo, NKR Chief Strategy Officer

If you are interested in donating a kidney to a stranger, you may be wondering: What if, after I donate my kidney, someone I love needs a kidney transplant but I can no longer donate a kidney to them because I will have already donated? To address this potential issue, the National Kidney Registry created

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Kidney Donor Stories

My Kidney Donation Story: Jenny Godnick

Jenny Godnick

My story began in 2012 when my brother-in-law became ill and needed a kidney transplant. Although I knew nothing about living donation, I knew I was healthy and decided to educate myself about living donation. After doing some research, I learned that people can live normal lives with only one kidney, so I decided: I

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