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This website’s mission is to educate Hispanic/Latino communities about living kidney donation. People can be living kidney donors by giving one of their two kidneys through transplant surgery to a person whose kidneys have failed. Greater awareness about the risks and benefits of living kidney donation will help patients and families to make more informed treatment decisions. The information provided in this website will empower patients and their families to discuss living kidney donation with each other and with their health care providers.

Living kidney donation for Hispanics/Latinos [Infórmate Acerca de la Donación de Riñón en Vida] is the product of collaboration between researchers at Northwestern University, Northwestern’s Hispanic Transplant Program, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) and a Community Advisory Board (CAB).

This website is supported in part by funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation (R39OT22059). Its contents are the sole responsibility of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, a non-profit organization, and Elisa Gordon, and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA.











Last Updated: 7/10/2015