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During this special month,
letโ€™s honor living kidney donors and the power of giving!

Submissions due April 24, 5pm ET

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

25,290

Received kidneys in 2021

13

People die daily waiting for a kidney

102,950

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

> READ MORE AT LIVING DONOR GAMES

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The Organ Trail on the Today Show

 

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MEET NED BROOKS - FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF nkdo

What Makes a Person Decide to Donate a Kidney?

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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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