Kidneys for Communities® needs your support

Kidneys for Communities® was founded on the idea that communities inherently take care of each other. If we can save a life, we can save the world.

When we tap into the compassion and connection of communities, we can radically increase the number of living kidney donors around the world and save tens of thousands of lives every year. By enlisting one community after another to join our mission, more donors will choose to give, more lives will be saved and more communities will be strengthened.

This is how we will change the world forever.

Our Model


Community-Directed Donation approach to living kidney donation empowers potential donors to personalize their life-saving gift by selecting a specific “community” to help. While the donation is still essentially anonymous, the donor gets to help “their people” even when they don’t personally know anyone who needs their help.

Your members are impacted by kidney disease

Whether it’s someone who is close to you or someone from your broader community, kidney disease affects nearly everybody in the United States, one way or another. Worse yet, it’s a problem without an elegant solution. But thanks to innovative ideas like paired kidney exchange, just one simple donation can have an exponential benefit to not just one life, but many more.

One kidney donation can start a chain that saves 30 lives or more.


people have kidney disease



of those with kidney disease don't know they have it

Kidney disease is the


cause of death in the U.S.

1 in 3

American adults are at risk of kidney disease

Black Americans

are about


more likely than white Americans to develop kidney disease

Expand Your Legacy – Become a Living Kidney Donor

Kidneys for Communities is proud to announce our collaboration with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and The Knox Company to support our firefighting heroes and their families in need of a living kidney transplant. Through the NFFF and the Knox Company’s “Expand Your Legacy” campaign and our Kidneys for First Responders initiative we will provide a clear pathway for both those in need of a kidney and individuals wanting to support someone within the firefighter community.

Thank you to our partners

Sharing is Caring

Kidneys are not the only thing we believe in sharing. Lend us your ears, voice, and email address to help spread the word about living kidney donation.