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 4th Quarter 2022, reflects that donor candidates with an NKDO Donor Mentor are three times as likely to donate as a candidate without a Donor Mentor.