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🌟 Calling all young artists! 🎨

Join NKDO’s Children’s Art Contest

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💙 National Donate Life Month 💚

During this special month,
let’s honor living kidney donors and the power of giving!

Submissions due April 24, 5pm ET

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NKDO Children’s Art Contest: 2024 Winners

Congratulations to the talented winners of NKDO’s Children’s Art Contest celebrating National Donate Life Month! Their creations beautifully capture the spirit of giving and honor the remarkable generosity of living kidney donors.

And a heartfelt thank you to all the fantastic young artists who poured their kindness and creativity into NKDO’s inaugural art contest. Their contributions will help shine a light on the life-changing impact of living kidney donation. We extend gratitude to Transplant Trekkers who selected the finalists.

Visit our website to see the winning art as well as other gallery submissions.

NKDO.org/art-contest-winners

Art Contest Ages 11 and under first place winner
Art Contest Ages 11 and under second place winner
Art Contest Ages 12-18 first place winner
Art Contest Ages 12-18 second place winner

Addison
First Place

11 and under

Robbie
Second Place

11 and under

Skanda
First Place

12-18-year-old

Mariia
Second Place

12-18-year-old

Art Contest Ages 11 and under first place winner

Addison
First Place

11 and under

Art Contest Ages 11 and under second place winner

Robbie
Second Place

11 and under

Art Contest Ages 12-18 first place winner

Skanda
First Place

12-18-year-old

Art Contest Ages 12-18 second place winner

Marlia
Second Place

12-18-year-old

ADVOCATING FOR LIVING KIDNEY DONORS

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OUR MISSION

We at NKDO educate prospective living kidney donors to donate as safely and effectively as possible.

We are devoted to helping end the kidney crisis in this country.

BY THE NUMBERS

2X

Living donor kidneys last nearly twice as long as a deceased donor kidney

46,632

Received kidneys in 2023

13

People die daily waiting for a kidney

101,000

People currently waiting for a kidney

IN THE NEWS

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Dorry Segev, MD, PhD

Kidney For Life, The Next Frontier In Transplant

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Living Organ Donation from the Living Donor’s Perspective

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NKR-Sponsored Kidney Donors Plan to Complete 12 Marathons in 2023

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The Organ Trail on the Today Show

 

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What Makes a Person Decide to Donate a Kidney?

 

KIDNEY VOUCHER PROGRAM

The National Kidney Registry’s (NKR) Voucher program allows donors to donate their kidney many years before their intended recipient may need a kidney. Some Voucher donors have donated 20+ years before their intended recipient is expected to need a transplant with the hope that their intended recipient will never need a transplant. The Voucher program is a subset of the NKR Advanced Donation Program which began in 2011.

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