Scott Christensen Update

Scott Christensen Update

Last June, we wrote about Scott Christensen. Scott had a failing kidney and was heading for dialysis in the coming months. We hailed Scott as the epitome of what a determined individual with a good dose of luck might achieve by running his own campaign to find a donor.

Scott managed his Facebook campaign to find a donor so well that he had not one but several people who came forward to be tested to donate. We are very pleased to report that... Read more HERE

Have you ever considered saving a life?

Have you ever considered saving a life?

Scott has medullary cystic disease, a rare inherited kidney disease for which there is no cure. Scott’s kidney function is borderline at this point and he will be facing dialysis as his kidneys continue to deteriorate.

Scott is 58 years old, married with two children. He is blood type A. His wife .....

NKR Gala

NKR Gala

National Kidney Registry held its annual dinner at the Rainbow Room in NYC May 4, 2016 to toast the non-directed donors who donated through the NKR over the past year. 

Wendy's Story

Wendy's Story

I donated my right kidney in June of 2015.  The recipient, Warren, is the son of an old friend although I hadn’t seen either of them for many years.  I found out via email that Warren had gotten sick after returning from his third deployment in Iraq.  Although his dad would periodically send me updates as to how “he was doing” I had....

Jen Benson McKenna & Brian McKenna

Jen Benson McKenna & Brian McKenna

Jen Benson McKenna & Brian McKenna have joined Donor to Donor to help patients in need of an organ transplant to better understand how to manage the process of seeking an organ from a live or a deceased donor. Jen received a double kidney-pancreas transplant from a deceased donor. They have extensive experience with the process as a recipient. Here is their story...

H.R. 1130

H.R. 1130

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 1130) is designed to protect the delivery of high-quality care for patients with kidney disease. Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) introduced the bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 636,000 Americans living with kidney failure. The legislation would:...

How it started

How it started

I donated my kidney to a stranger on September 22, 2015. What I learned in the process of donation has motivated me to help others who are in need of a kidney to find a donor. This blog is part of the effort I have named Donor to Donor, where a past donor is matched with a patient in need of a kidney transplant and charged with helping that patient to find a suitable donor.