Donor and Recipient Experiences

Donating a kidney is a unique event, and for both donor and recipient the journey to transplantation is a very personal experience.  We would like to express our gratitude to those sharing their stories below.

Life on the Transplant List - Danny's Story


Danny talks about his experience with kidney problems and life on dialysis

Altruistic Donation - Brian's Story


Altruistic donors have different motivations and reasons for wishing to donate a kidney to someone they do not know. Brian Robertson describes his experience

Paired Donation - Julie and Steven's Story


Julie's brother-in-law came forward as a live kidney donor, and though not compatible, was determined to help.

Live Donor Transplantation - Lynn and Billy's Story


Lynn and Billy Grierson share their live donor transplant journey

Last Reviewed: 12/01/2016