To educate those in need and their advocates, about living donation and to prepare them to develop a kidney campaign to effectively communicate their situation.
Develop public awareness campaigns to educate the public about the need for living kidney donors.
To be the leading source of educational and communications training programs to someone interested in pursuing living kidney donation.
To increase the number of living kidney transplants and make the public more aware about the need for living kidney donors.
The Increased Demand for a Kidney Transplant
Much attention is given to the approximately 90,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, but there are over 500,000 people on dialysis and 1.2 million Americans are in late stage kidney failure. Another 37 million Americans have CKD, (chronic kidney disease) where your kidneys are damaged and can't filter blood the way they should.
The programs currently in place have not been effective at increasing the number of living kidney transplants.
A free program for patients and their advocates, Having Your Kidney Donor Find YOU! is available online and has already helped thousands to develop their kidney campaign.