Additional Resources

Sometimes it helps to hear things said a different way, so we provided some other resources that discuss living kidney donation. These include resources from national transplant organizations, transplant centers, and non-profit organizations. However, we know that some of the most important information comes from other living donors, so we also included a section of information from donors and for donors.

Of note, we did not create these resources and do not control their content. This is also not a comprehensive list of the resources on living donation available through the internet. Instead, we view this as a list of resources to get you started.

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Websites Of Transplant Organizations

Overview Of Kidney Transplantation And Living Donation

Hear From Transplant Professionals

Donors’ Stories

Books On Donation And Transplantation

Donors To Donors


Websites Of Transplant Organizations:

UNOS Living Donation
UNOS Transplant Living – Living Donation
Informate (website specifically about living kidney donation for Hispanics/Latinos)
Explore Transplant
National Kidney Foundation – Living Donation
Living Donor Resources
American Society of Transplantation – Live Donor Toolkit
Living Donor Registry
Living Donors Online
Living Kidney Donor Network
Rock One Kidney


Overview Of Kidney Transplantation And Living Donation:


Hear From Transplant Professionals:


Listen To Donors’ Stories:

Read donors’ stories:

Donor Stories


Books On Donation and Transplantation:

The Kidney Donor’s Journey by Ari Sytner
Donor Girl: A Story of Living Kidney Donation by Lilli D. Adams
Moonface: A True Romance by Angela Balcita
Mr. Right and My Left Kidney by Joan Saltzman
My Favorite American by Dennis McCloskey
On the List: Fixing America’s Failing by Steve Farber
Larry’s Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant–and Save His Life by Daniel Asa Rose
Love Brought Me Back: A Journey of Loss and Gain by Natalie Cole
Or You Can Let Him Go by Kathryn Seidick

For kids:

Now Caitlin Can: A donated organ helps a child get well by Ramona Wood
K is for Kidney Transplant (Meet Lucy and Jack) (Vol 3) by Anita Howell

Find even more books at:

Transplant Books & Book Reviews


Donors To Donors:

Find Other Donors To Talk To
Living Bank: Live Donor Forum