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Kidney Donor Information

In 2014 I became a member of the smallest club in the USA by donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Only 0.00005% of Americans are willing to do that - saving roughly 150 lives a year. Below is some useful information I used before considering donating a kidney. I hope you find it informative and inspiring!

Kidney Transplants - Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner

Lloyd E. Ratner, M.D., the Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City ...

J Doueck
This video is widely regarded as one of the best summaries of everything a potential kidney donor needs to know about kidney donation (in about 19 minutes)

The National Kidney Foundation

Team Kidney is about what inspires YOU to become a part of the National Kidney Foundation’s coast-to-coast community mobilizing against kidney disease.

J Doueck
The National Kidney Foundation is a great resource for information and community

What is kidney paired donation?

Kidney paired donation (KPD) is a transplant option for candidates who have a living donor who is medically able, but cannot donate a kidney to their intended ...

J Doueck
Explains how kidney paired donation works

Kidney Transplants: Who Needs One? How Do We Do It?

Chronic kidney disease is a major health concern in this country afflicting more than eight million Americans. Dr. Ryutaro Hirose performs liver, kidney and ...

J Doueck
A lot of valuable information in this video

Kidney Transplant Patient Perspective

This is a video showing what it is like to have a kidney transplant from the recipient perspective.

J Doueck
An informative video from a kidney transplants perspective
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