You can make a difference: Become a kidney donor today

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It’s not often that we look in the mirror and see the potential to change someone else’s life with our very presence, but that’s exactly what can happen if you donate a kidney to someone who desperately needs one. It may seem like an impulsive move to go down this route, but as you read up on the subject, you’ll see that kidney donation saves lives, and it could be saving your own or someone close to you some day. Here are some quick facts about organ donation and transplantation in the United States today.

Introducing the kidney transplant and donation center

Did you know that the average wait for a kidney transplant is 3-5 years and over 100,000 people are on the waiting list? If you don’t want to wait that long, or don’t have a close relative who is willing to donate their kidneys, you may be able to save someone else’s life. As of right now, 18% of patients on the waiting list die before they get an organ. You can make a huge difference by becoming a living kidney donor. The process will take up your time, but in return you will be giving someone else hope and saving their life.

The importance of kidney donors

According to the National Kidney Foundation, someone needs a kidney transplant every hour in the U.S., and nearly 90% of those on the waiting list are waiting for an organ from an unknown source. With no one else to turn to, these individuals are forced to wait years for their lives-saving transplant. But you could be the answer they’re looking for. It is easy and safe to donate your kidney because medical advancements have eliminated many of the risks that were once associated with donation surgery. There is no better way to change someone’s life than by donating your kidney; this selfless act will give them hope and a chance at a healthy future.

The process of becoming a kidney donor

The first step to becoming a kidney donor is to find out if you are eligible. You are eligible if you are between the ages of 18 and 60, have been on dialysis for at least 3 months, and have not donated an organ or tissue in the last 5 years. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you’ll need to decide whether or not donating one of your kidneys is worth the risk to your health. Many people get this question wrong because they don’t understand how important it is for recipients to be close matches with donors. If you do decide that donation is worth the risk, then a healthcare professional will take some blood tests to check for any potential problems that may come up after donation and consult with you about what the next steps will be.

The benefits of being a kidney donor

KFork is the national kidney donation and transplant center that works to provide kidneys to people who need them. We want you to be aware of the benefits of being a kidney donor, as well as the steps you would need to take if you were interested in donating your kidney. * The first benefit is that it will give someone the chance at an improved quality of life, and second, it will allow someone with kidney failure to live longer. Kidney failure is one of the most common causes of death among adults around the world. It occurs when there isn’t enough blood flow to the kidneys and they stop working.

A kidney donor is someone who has healthy kidneys but donates one or both of their kidneys for another person’s medical benefit. These donors are often family members or friends, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. If you are interested in becoming a kidney donor, visit our website for more information on how you can help save lives!