Considering Kidney Donation?

Kidney donation is major surgery involving:

  • Medical tests that will require at least one full day at the hospital.
  • One to three days in the hospital after surgery.
  • Typically two to four weeks off work for recovery

For a review of kidney donation risks, click here.

Why Choose to Donate a Kidney Through the National Kidney Registry?

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Ready to See if You’re Qualified to Donate a Kidney?

To get started:

  • Complete the NKR Online Screening Survey, which takes approximately five minutes.
  • If cleared, complete full medical history questionnaire, which you will receive the next day via email and which takes approximately one hour.
  • Once you complete the medical history questionnaire, the transplant center will contact you within three days.

Then, (may vary slightly by center):

  • Complete workups & labs. (1-2 days)
  • Get cleared for donation. (1-4 weeks)
  • NKR organizes swap.
  • Schedule pre-op and surgery.
  • Complete pre-op.
  • Complete surgery.

After surgery:

  • Periodic follow-ups.

When you’re ready to get started with the screening process, click here to see if you’re qualified to donate.