To donate a kidney, you must be in good health and have normal kidney function and anatomy.
Donating to Someone Anonymously (Non-directed Donation)
Contact a transplant center in your area. Talk with the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator" about the possibility of donating. The Kidney Transplant Coordinator will be a registered nurse who can answer any questions and get the process started.
Find a Transplant Center in Your Area
To find a list of all U.S. transplant centersclick here
Under Step 1, select a Member Type: choose "Transplant Centers by Organ"
Select "Kidney" under Organ Type.
Then choose your state or region.
Call and ask for the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator", who will be a registered nurse who can help.
If you are donating to someone you know, click here.
NKF Cares is a free, confidential hotline with trained professionals ready to answer your questions or concerns. Our peer-mentoring program, NKF PEERS, connects anyone affected by kidney disease with an informed and supportive mentor who has already been through the process.