Donor to Donor pairs a patient in need of a kidney transplant with a person who has previously donated a kidney, and the donor becomes the patient’s advocate and champion in the search for a compatible donor for the patient.
This approach is designed to address several hurdles in the patient’s search for a donor and to utilize the experience of the person who has already donated:
Most patients are reluctant to ask strangers for a kidney, and many of them have psychological scars from having compatible family members who decline to make the donation.
The donor advocate has the credibility to talk with potential donors in a way that no one else can, including the medical community.
People who have donated a kidney have a strong desire to stay involved and continue to help where they can.
It is up to each donor advocate to champion his/her paired patient and find a donor.
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