A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I have received quite a few of my friend's questions regarding the Living Kidney Donor process for selfless donation (costs, travel, testing, etc.) and what they truly need to do to get tested to be a donor. They said the resources from my transplant center are fine, but they also need to know more about how it works. They also want to know what they are going to go through as a donor and what they are going to go through after they donate. Do you have anything that can help?"
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Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients come into contact with family members, friends, and even strangers daily who may be excellent candidates to be altruistic (selfless) Living Kidney Donors, and even have the desire to get tested, but they do not know where to start. That is why KidneyBuzz.com has established the free, open resource for potential donors interested in learning more about what it means to donate a kidney.
The new Living Kidney Donor page (click here to view) has already received a lot of attention and has begun transitioning kind-hearted individuals into potential donors who are being evaluated for their loved ones or members of the Find A Kidney Donor Program.
According to UCLA, if just 0.5% of adults in the United States decided to donate a kidney through the safe process of Living Kidney Donation, it would wipe out the Kidney Transplant Waiting List fifteen (15) times over. A major reason for individuals deciding against becoming donors is a lack of education or being misinformed about the process. This must change since nearly 5,000 patients awaiting a Kidney Transplant are dying every year without ever receiving a call.
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The KidneyBuzz.com Living Kidney Donor page is available 24/7 for anyone who wants to share it or learn more about the donation process. Also, if you are on the list and need some help sharing your story with others then consider starting your Find A Kidney Donor Program (click here). The KidneyBuzz.com Team would love to help!
Have you started sharing your need for an altruistic donor with others? If not, why not? If so, what has been the most effective approach for you?
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