Kidneys for Communities® needs your support

My Community

People in your world
need support

We help organizations and people, who share the same affiliation, find kidney donors and connect them with those seeking a kidney, to save as many lives as possible.

What We Do

Tap into the power of your
community to save lives

Over 750,000 Americans are suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). As a community leader in your organization, you are in a unique position to save the lives of people within and outside your organization who have ESRD. How? By letting them know that your organization cares.

Our mission at Kidneys for Communities is to work directly with communities, organizations and groups just like yours to save lives. The best part is that it’s at no cost to you. All you have to do is say “yes” and allow us to do all the work for you. What we are asking of you is to spread the word within your organization.

How We Help

Offer a new benefit to your membership: Life-saving kidney transplants

Kidneys for Communities creates connective dialogue and awareness throughout your organization to link up donors and recipients within your community. We offer:

  • Communication toolkits to help spread the word about kidney donation
  • Donor and patient education
  • Minimal time commitment from organization’s leaders and staff
  • No cost to your organization

All you have to do is click here to start a conversation with us. It won’t cost a thing. But it will save the lives of your people and countless more.


“Kidney donors save lives. Living kidney donation is often left to happenstance or a hopeful recipient’s individual outreach efforts. Kidneys for Communities opens up the idea of donating based on mutual community affiliation. Together with paired donation, it means that donors can help members of their community while also helping others, in a streamlined process."

- Alvin Roth, Ph.D., Stanford Economist
Recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics for recognition in part for his work in developing an algorithm for matching donors

“Through Kidneys for Communities’ Kidneys for First Responders initiative, more people who want to donate to police and other first responders across the country, including those who serve with the New York City Police Department, now have a clear pathway to help save the life of an officer who is battling end-stage kidney disease.”

- Patrick Hendry, President of the NYC Police Benevolent Association

“The community-directed model, now available to interested communities and pioneered by Kidneys for Communities, is a common-sense approach to growing the pool of living kidney transplant donors. As more communities come on board, we expect it will shorten the critical waiting time for transplant recipients and save lives.”

- Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner, Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center

“As an officer, there are many challenging situations that I encounter, yet at the same time, I experience so much good within the community I serve. I might never know the donor, but their appreciation of my commitment to serve is a beacon of hope empowering me to do even more to make a difference in the lives of others.”

- Melissa Quinones, Recent Transplant Recipient and 18 Year Veteran with NYPD

“The collaboration between the National Fallen Fighters Foundation, the First Responder Center for Excellence and Kidneys for Communities brings vital attention and action to kidney disease, which silently affects many, including our own. Every firefighter should consider being an organ donor. It is a continued testament to our dedication to protecting the public and each other. This program is a call to action to make a profound difference through living kidney donations.”

- Victor Stagnaro, CEO of The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the First Responder Center for Excellence

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you’ve got a question, we probably have an answer. Visit our FAQs page to learn more about how Kidneys for Communities® can help your organization.

I need a kidney or want to become a donor

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.