Adventures of a Kidney Donor

April 5, 2010

How You Can Help People with Kidney Disease

Donate a kidney! Living donation is down and many many people are waiting for kidneys.  There are statistics on organ donation  from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Also  Organdonor.gov  had these statistics:

  • About 14,000 kidney transplants are performed each year. Just over one third of transplanted kidneys are from living donors.
  • At any point, about 55,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.
  • Every year, over 3,000 people die while waiting for a kidney transplant.

Donate money. Of course donating a kidney may not be possible for you.  You can donate money to the National Kidney Foundation.  Also, The University of Michigan Transplant Center accepts donations.

Another way to help: go on a kidney walk , lead a kidney walk team or donate to a team!

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation


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1 Comment »

  1. Great information Anne. I actually spoke with my doctor about organ donation and the reasons why the waiting lists for transplants vary from state to state. My doctor believes that here in Michigan, there isn’t enough educational information given out about donating.

    Comment by jacqsworld — April 5, 2010 @ 1:25 am |Reply


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