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Kidney Prioritization In the Unlikely Event You Ever Need a Kidney Transplant

In the unlikely event that a National Kidney Registry donor ever needs a kidney transplant, the living donor assistance offered by Donor Shield includes prioritization for a living donor kidney transplant through the NKR. To date, the NKR has facilitated more than 6,000 transplants and none of these donors have returned in need of a kidney transplant.

All living kidney donors in the United States are automatically prioritized for a deceased donor kidney transplant if they ever need a transplant, however, living donor kidney transplants have better outcomes and typically last more than twice as long as deceased donor kidney transplants.

Kidney prioritization is available through NKR’s Voucher Program, NKR swaps, NKR internal direct donations, remote direct donations and Kidney for Life direct donations.