Online Information Sites


Specific to Living Donors x

National Kidney Foundation Living Donor Website

Living Donors Online  xx                                                                                                                             

Living Kidney Donors Network   x                                                                                                              x  (Includes free live online semiars (Webinars) and workshops)

University of Minnesota Living Donor Kidney Program

Transplant Living: Living Donation

Transplant Week                                                                                                                                                (Online transplant newsletter)

General Information

National Kidney Foundation 

National Kidney Foundation (Ohio)

TRANSWEB (University of Michigan) Resource on Transplantation and Donation)

University of Maryland Transplant Center 

University of Minnesota: Kidney Transplant

Ohio State University: Kidney Transplantation

U.S.Department of Health and Human Services: Government Information on Donation and Transplantation

Lifeline of Ohio

Donate Life America

 DaVita: Kidney Disease and Dialysis Infomation  

Multi-Cultural Information

Donate Life America

Done Vida


National Kidney Foundation Advocacy & Government Relations

Women In Government Kidney Health Policy Resource Center

Renal Support Network Wellness & Education Kidney Advocacy Network    

Kidney Care Partners provides interactive features that allow one to receive legislative alerts and updates, read summaries of current legislation, and review legislators' voting records on specific issues. Also provides issue-specific sample letters and state-specific tips for calling, writing, and e-mailing members of Congress.

The American Association of Kidney Patients provides an electronic newsletter and links to Congressional testimony, public policy articles & press releases, government reports & documents, public comments & correspondence, other advocacy resources, and Congressional respresentatives. Also includes an easy-to-personalize sample letter to Congress.

The American Kidney Fund provides an advocacy network and information on current issues, as well as avenues for addressing them.

The Healthy Advocacy Toolbox provides an abundance of tools, templates, sample letters, practical suggestions for communicating effectively, and tips on finding and using data. provides summaries and full versions of bills on which to read and comment, links to related bills, links with pre-written e-mail messages to alert others to bills, links to Facebook and other online sites, and links to local legislators. Type "kidney," "organ donation," "transplant," or any other applicable key word into the search box on the left-hand side (under "Subscribe").

GovTrac.U.S. enables one to track the activities of Congress, providing tools for instant access to every member of Congress and their voting records, Congressional committees, current and past legislation, and links to many interesting civics sites.


United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) 

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

U.S. Transplant Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIF)

Videos, Podcasts, Animation, and Blogs 

Video Series by Dr. Del PizzoTpresents excellent 1-2 min. videos on various aspects of kidney donation. Producer will not allow third parties to embed ivideos. Go to and type "Dr. DeliPizzo" intoTsearch bar.

National Kidney Foundation Coffee House Conversation (Podcasts)

National Public Radio (Podcasts Related to Kidney Donation)

The Interactive Body (Animation)                                                        

Calling All Kidneys (Blog)  xx                                                                                               i   irii         ii i          xx   (A living donor’s experience from evaluation through donation Click "archives" on right side.)

Interview with FBI Agent Altruistic Donor (Blog)