Kidney Donation Experiences

  • Rich Ostry‘s story of living kidney donation to his wife.
  • Amy’s living kidney donation and her experience with post-donation pregnancy.
  • Debbie’s living kidney donation to her sister and their post-op complications.
  • Kelly’s anonymous kidney donation to a stranger.
  • Karl’s donation to his cousin.
  • Marcia’s donation to her brother.
  • Angie’s living kidney donation to her brother.
  • Link to the Tissot Family site. Kidney donation.
  • Shelly’s web site about her living kidney donation to her son, Bryan.
  • Molly’s story of kidney donation to her long-time friend.
  • Ellen’s donation to her trainer.
  • Cathy’s donation to her friend’s husband.
  • Rhoda’s donation to her husband.
  • Mary donated to her brother.
  • Norm’s kidney donation to his friend…after a chance encounter.
  • Father Pat’s non-directed (anonymous) donation.
  • Tim’s “Three Weeks”—his living kidney donation to his son.
  • Janice’s birthday present to her husband…a kidney!
  • Steve’s kidney donation journal.
  • Patricia donates to a stranger.
  • Ginger donates to her dad.
  • A Newsweek “My Turn” article about John Hodges and his living kidney donation to a stranger.
  • Sam’s living kidney donation experience two years later.
  • Parmjit’s donation to her husband.
  • John Martin, a transplant recipient, tells his story, including the donation from his dad.
  • Rita’s story about her ABO-incompatible donation to her husband.
  • Kelly’s donation to a friend.
  • Vic’s donation to Sue in Western Australia.
  • Sonja’s donation to a coworker’s husband.
  • Jan’s donation to her toddler.
  • Jenny’s altruistic donation in Canada to someone she met on Living Donors Online.
  • Katie’s donation to her mom.
  • Ngarie’s story, “No Strings Attached,” about her donation to her brother.
  • Guy’s story, “El-Chupacabras Kidney.”
  • A newspaper article on Twauna’s unrelated donation.
  • Article from NYU Physician magazine of Amy’s donation to her sister, Kim. (A PDF file.)
  • Susan’s “joyously given gift” to Juli. (A PDF file.)
  • Heather’s donation to her diabetic mother.
  • Steve’s story of kidney donation to a stranger.
  • Yolanda’s donation to her twin sister.
  • Kristen’s recognition as a bone marrow and kidney donor.
  • When a selfless act became a stimulating example: William L. Willard Sr.’s attempted living kidney donation from his son.
  • Donation to Father-in-law.
  • Christi describes her donation to an acquaintance from church (requires Microsoft Word).
  • PRW donates through Matchingdonors.
  • Dennis L. Otter: No Greater Experience
  • Sandro’s donation in 1993.
  • Kate, a twin sister’s donation – reflections after my twin’s death
  • Amanda’s donation to her father.
  • Scott’s amazing story of recovery and redemption: You Saved My Life!
  • Kevin’s donation to his wife’s friend.
  • Robert Devine shares his living kidney donation to his sister on his blog.
  • Tom Simon’s blog on his kidney donation.
  • Trapper’s story of donating to a friend.
  • Suzanne donates to a person at her temple.
  • Julie’s kidney donation to a boy she read about in the newspaper.
  • Tristan’s kidney donation to his cousin.
  • Honey donated to her long-time friend.
  • Joel donated to his wife Karen as a Valentine’s Day gift.
  • Lee’s donation to her brother-in-law.
  • Debbie donates to her husband.
  • Richard’s donation to his ex-wife.
  • Cindy’s donation to her mother-in-law.
  • Diane’s donation to her husband.
  • Chad’s non-directed living donation.
  • Aurea’s donation to her step-father.
  • Steve and his brother.
  • Anna and Nicole’s blog: one kidney’s journey.
  • Chuck’s donation to a church member-friend.
  • Mark donates to his brother.
  • Linda’s donation as part of a six-way kidney exchange.
  • “Best-est” friends Stella and Terrie share their adventure, and a kidney
  • Melissa’s blog about her donation to someone she connected with through LDO.
  • Wayne’s blog about his anonymous donation experience.
  • Audrey’s donation to her cousin’s husband.
  • Patrice and her sister.
  • Brooke’s donation and blog link.
  • My sister saved my life when i was trying to save hers.
  • Lissette’s paired donation experience.
  • Peggy donates to a church friend.
  • Giving the Gift, by Amanda Smith
  • A newspaper article about Stephie’s gift to her father.
  • Marie donates to a parish member.
  • Donating to my father-in-law.
  • Sarah describes her donation journey in this PDF file captured from her blog.
  • Liam and the lighter side of donating.
  • Michael Polodny shares the content from his kidney donation blog.
  • Lisa’s post-donation challenges.
  • A blog about George’s journey toward a nondirected altruistic kidney donation.
  • Keith’s donation to his brother.
  • Vesper’s blog about participating in the paired donation network after her mother’s kidney failure.
  • Hitting the Genetic Jackpot: Giving My Son a Kidney.
  • Laura’s donation of her right kidney to her husband’s sister.
  • Lee Adams wrote a book about her experiences called “Donor Girl.”
  • Dennis donates at age 67.
  • Cara’s domino donation
  • A blog about one person’s road to anonymous donation.
  • Elaine on managing post-operative pain.
  • Nicholle’s paired exchange donation.
  • Janine Marquardson, Mrs. International 2010 and living donor, is spending her year educating others on the importance of organ donation.
  • Samantha’s living kidney donation experience and her YouTube video.
  • Pearl describes her donation to her brother in the UK.
  • Diane’s blog about her anonymous donation in the UK.
  • Thea’s blog about her experience as a unrelated directed living kidney donor.
  • David’s donation to a friend from church.
  • Lauren’s blog about her journey as an anonymous donor.
  • Kim’s donation to her friend.
  • Donna prepares to donate to her husband.
  • Transatlantic donation story between friends. Website also provides general transplant information.
  • Reflections of a living kidney donor.
  • Tara donates to her brother.
  • Bob’s anonymous donation in Canada.
  • Anne’s blog about her kidney donation.
  • Tori shares her donation stories–one before and one after.
  • Jennifer’s blog about her kidney donation to her step-dad and her life since then.
  • Elizabeth blogs about her experiences donating a kidney to her husand.
  • Ray blogs about becoming a nondirected kidney donor.
  • Sharon blogs about her kidney donation: Part I, Part II.
  • Debra describes her anonymous donation experience.
  • Jennifer’s donation in the pre-Internet era.
  • Laura’s blog about her “awesome experience as a kidney donor.”
  • News video about Connie Rim’s “kidney chain” donation (links may expire): here and here.
  • Blog–two guys, one kidney: http://twoguysonekidney.blogspot.co.uk/
  • My donation story: Lorri Silk
  • About Melanie’s kidney donation, on YouTube
  • Joe’s, “A Living Story,” about his donation to his father.
  • From Michelle: here is the link to a blog on my experience as a live kidney donor to a friend. It only touches the surface. Along the way I reached out to someone who was a kidney donor. It helped me in my process and I hope to be able to do the same for others! This experience has changed my life!!! I told Lance (my recipient) that I got just as much out of it as he did!!!!  I have signed up to be an Ambassador for Donate Life and am looking for any opportunity to continue to spread the word, educate people, and help make a difference. “Choose Life” – http://www.gothedistancerun.blogspot.com/ My surgery was on Aug. 2, 2013.
  • Mark donates to his neighbor.
  • “It’s hard to start a letter like this.”
  • A “bad ass” donates to his girlfriend via paired exchange.
  • Mary offers some tips for future donors.
  • Here is a video about Lisa’s kidney donation.
  • David writes about life after donation.
  • “Diary of a Kidney Donor,” a blog on donation before and after the transplant.
  • Becky describes the emergency that occurred during her donation surgery.
  • Bobbie’s donation to her mother in 1979.
  • Born Wisdom: How Donating My Kidney Led to the Group U2 & Apple Saving My Life
  • Ryan donates to his mom.
  • Catherine describes donating a kidney to her PKD sister.
  • Jaime shares the experience of donating to brother on this blog.
  • Helene describes her anonymous kidney donation.
  • Tracy donates to her best friend.
  • A living donor with complications and no help from the hospital.
  • A Living Kidney Donor’s Story: Andy shares his donation experience from 40 years ago.
  • A video produced by Einstein Healthcare Network on Maureen’s donation to her husband, Dan.