Living kidney donation is a gift of life

Almost 45 of every 100 kidney donors are living donors. Locating a living donor match can significantly shorten the wait time for a kidney transplant. Kidneys from living donors also typically function much longer with lower rejection rates than kidneys from deceased donors. Learn more about our Living Kidney Donor Team and the process to donate.

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Learn more about kidney disease and transplant

Your kidney team is ready to answer any and all questions you may have about your condition, kidney transplant or ongoing care. We’re just a phone call away. Your care team will give you the number to call. You can use these resources to help you learn more.

Support group

We provide ongoing support and education to meet the needs of our kidney, pancreas and heart transplant patients.

Meetings: First Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Center for Transplantation, education room, The University of Kansas Hospital, first floor

Kidney-related resources

American Association of Kidney Patients
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Kidney Fund
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
American Urogynecologic Society
American Urological Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Resources and Services Administration
Insulin Free World
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Kidney Cancer Association
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of the NIH and the CDC
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Kidney Disease Education Program
National Kidney Foundation
Renal Support Network
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

Transplant-related resources

Donate Life
Midwest Transplant Network
Department of Health and Human Services Division of Transplant
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
The Coalition on Donation
Transplant Experience

Financial resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
National Assistance Fund
National Foundation for Transplants