Donor Connect

The Donor Connect program helps educate potential living kidney donors. All Donor Connect mentors are living kidney donors and abide by Best Practices approved by the National Kidney Registry. This team explains the testing, donation, and recovery process and shares the protections available based on the donor’s transplant center. The mentors maintain contact with the candidates throughout the evaluation process and are available to answer non-medical questions.

This graphic, included in the National Kidney Registry’s Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2022, reflects that donor candidates with an NKDO Donor Mentor are twice as likely to donate as a candidate without a Donor Mentor.

Participating Transplant Centers

Centura Logo

AH Porter – Centura


AHN Logo

Allegheny Transplant Services


Brigham and Women's Hospital Logo


Cleveland Clinic Florida Logo


Ascension Logo

Dell Seton Medical Center


Georgetown MedStar Health Logo

Georgetown – MedStar Health


Hackensack Meridian Health


Hartford HealthCare Logo


The Queen's Health System Logo

Hawaii – The Queen’s Medical Center


Intermountain Healthcare Logo


Loyala Medicine Logo

Loyola University Medical Center

Maine Medical Center Logo


Mayo Clinic Atlanta

Mayo Clinic Arizona


Trinity Health Logo

Mercy Health St Marys


NYU Langone Health Logo


Penn Medicine Logo

Penn Transplant Institute


Piedmont Logo

Piedmont Healthcare



Rush University Medical Center


St David's HealthCare Logo

St David’s North Austin Medical Center


Keck Medicine of USC Logo

USC – Keck Medicine


UTMB Health Logo

UTMB Health Transplant Services – Galveston




New York Presbyterian Logo

Weill Cornell Medicine Transplant Center