KidneyLink was created to cut through the clutter and confusion surrounding kidney transplants. The goal – help those in need of a kidney transplant easily and effectively navigate the three main options available – deceased, living and paired donation.

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Kidney Transplant Locator

Kidney Transplant LocatorThe transplant locator is an interactive map that allows users to enter a zip code to find all transplant centers within a specified distance.

The locator map also includes vital information and statistics on transplant centers near you, including:

  • Average wait time for patients in need of a transplant
  • Number of people on the waiting list
  • Number of transplants performed in the last year
  • Patient survival rates
  • and so much more!

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Kidney Transplant Options

In addition to the locator, KidneyLink provides detailed information on the main transplant options available for those in need of a kidney:

Deceased Donation
In the United States, most kidney transplants come from deceased kidney donors – individuals who most often die from accidents, heart attacks or strokes, and their next of kin consent to organ donation. Deceased donor organs are matched to waiting recipients by a national registry. The waiting time is at least three to five years, depending on blood type. Learn More

Living Donation
Kidney donations from living relatives have always been a preferred option for transplantation. More recently, kidneys donated from unrelated living donors (such as a spouse or a friend) have been as successful as those from close relatives. Living donors must take part in a long list of tests to make sure they’re a good match and healthy enough to undergo surgery to have a kidney removed. Learn More

Paired Kidney Donation
A more and more popular option, paired kidney donation involves two donor-recipient pairs who exchange donors (assuming each is a match for the other). It does not matter if they are a man or woman, just a good match for the candidate. Learn More

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©2016, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.