The National Kidney Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Greenwich, CT. Our mission is to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure by increasing the quality, speed and number of living donor transplants in the world while protecting and supporting all living kidney donors.Read Our Story
One day, every living kidney donor and transplant patient in the world will pass through a common registry to find the best-matched donor within three months, so every transplant recipient can:
- Receive a kidney transplant that lasts a lifetime.
- Minimize immunosuppression medication and mitigate the negative side effects of those medications.
Meet our leadership team, dedicated to saving the lives of people facing kidney failure and protecting living donors.
- Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Garet Hil is the Founder & CEO of the National Kidney Registry. He has 30 years of business experience, including serving as Chief Executive Officer for both public and private companies. Garet became involved in transplantation when his daughter experienced kidney failure at age 10.
Our Member Centers
NKR works with an elite network of 104 Member Centers spanning 35 states and the District of Columbia. Member Centers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of living donation programs including voucher donation, remote donation and Donor Shield. Each Member Center must adhere to strict center requirements and guidelines to maintain membership in good standing.
In the Media
NYPD Officer Vadrien Alston one step closer to finding kidney donor thanks to Brooklyn native’s selfless actCBS New YorkIn the News
The National Kidney Registry’s 1,000th Patient Microsite ActivatedPress Releases
Minnesota man’s kidney donation to a stranger helped national registry hit a milestoneFOX 9 Minneapolis-St. PaulIn the News