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Find a Living Donor!

Harvey Mysel established the LKDN after recognizing the need for better resources while pursuing a successful living kidney transplant in 2006:


Hear what he has to say at this Dialysis Advocates' blogtalk radio broadcast:

DA broadcast


There are many good people in this world looking to help others.  Karol Franks from Living Donors Online and I Hate Dialysis was kind enough to share information she gathered after spending time working to find help for her daughter:

Find a Living Donor article

Thanks to Karol Franks and Renal Support Network!



NEW!!!!!  2017 article from Vox

Talks about one man's experience as a kidney donor and mentions ways to become a donor through The National Kidney Registry, Waitlist Zero, and Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation:

Why I gave my kidney to a stranger — and why you should consider doing it too



Myths and Facts about Organ Donation


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At the time this is being wrote, there are almost 90,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant.  As if there aren't enough medical barriers to kidney donation, there also exists a lot of myths that are just plain wrong!  The article linked to attempts to dispel much of this misinformation:


Myth and Facts about Organ Donation article




State Inspections and Lawsuits


State inspections are done on kidney dialysis facilities and can be obtained from a state's health department.  We have decided to post these inspection reports for the flollowing reasons:


  1. in order to aid those dealing with kidney disease in educating themselves with what can go wrong in a dialysis facility.
  2. It can also help those in a facility that has been inspected to see what is going on behind the scenes.
  3. To aid clinics in deliverying better care and understanding what inspection teams look for


Also on this website are public reports which include lawsuits and are meant to enlighten readers about the overall condition of this field of medicine:






Dialyzer Reuse studies

(concerns about reuse)

Formaldehyde Studies

Peractic Acid

Acedic Acid

Hydrogen Peroxide

(more on reuse - part a)

(more on reuse - part b)



Dialysis in the U.S.A.

Our Dialysis Policies Are Disastrous

Double Bind

Doctor, Refer Thyself