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donate-lifeAn average of 18 people die each day while waiting for an organ…

Have you ever thought about donating a kidney to help someone in need? This is called ALTRUISTIC (GOOD SAMARITAN) kidney donation.  An altruistic (Good Samaritan) kidney donor means you are willing to donate one of your kidneys and give it to a person currently waiting for a kidney transplant. In altruistic donation, you do not necessarily know who that person is, but you know it will truly change their life. This is a very generous donation and an incredible gesture of selflessness, altruism.

– U of I Hospital

Want to see if you can be a donor?

1)  Visit University of Illinois Chicago Hospital to read about kidney donation.

paired_donationNot a match?  Consider Paired Donation and Chain Donation –  Speak with the hospital transplant team for more information and/or visit the Alliance for Paired Donation.

Spread the Word.  The more people we reach, the greater the chance a donor can be found.