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 in to 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 is a new approach to living kidney donation. We empower 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.

People in your community are dying

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 the world.

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

Save the world—start in your community

Your community needs you. We need you too. Contact Kidneys for Communities today to schedule an introduction and learn how we can help empower you to save countless lives within your community.

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.