Attachments

  • In December 2014 UNOS will be making changes to the kidney transplant waiting list. To learn more about these changes, click here.
     
  • For those looking for financial support for themselves or their potential donor here’s a list of organizations that provide financial support. For those looking for financial support for themselves or their potential donor here’s a list of organizations that provide financial support. Click here to read.
     
  • Do you have friends and family members that could help you with your Kidney Kampaign. Here’s a list of ideas on ways they could help. Click here to read.
     
  • A recent Wall Street Journal Article, “Cash for Kidneys…” provides an excellent overview of the shortage of kidneys available and outlines a plan to compensate living donors and families of deceased donors. Click here to read.
     
  • In response to the January 18, 2014 Wall Street Journal Article, “Cash for Kidneys…” Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere provides a letter to the Editor of the WSJ with “The Rest of the Story.” It is her experience after visiting Iran where she interviewed over 200 Iranians to learn about their transplant experience. Click here to read.
     
  • Some states provide a state income tax credit or tax deduction for non-reimbursed organ donation including marrow donation related expenses such as travel, lodging and lost wages for donors or employers. Here’s a list of the states that provide these tax deductions. Click here for the list.
     
  • How Conflicts of Interest Negatively Impacts a Patients Chance to have a Kidney Transplant. Click here.
     
  • To learn more about the LKDN 2013 Campaign - Educating the Public about Non-Directed Donation, click here
     
  • Networking - To read 10 Golden Rules of Networking When You, or Your Family Member or Friend Needs a Kidney Transplant, Click Here
     
  • What Everyone Should Know About Paired Exchanges - Click here to read
     
  • Donor/recipient met on the Living Kidney Donors Network Facebook page. - Click here to read.
     
  • Harvey’s Kidney Kampaign Update 03/08/12 - Click here to read
     
  • UNOS has developed new living donor standards/policies for the Medical, Psychosocial and Informed Consent evaluation. These policies will go into effect on February 1, 2013 - Click here to read
     
  • LKDN Resource Guide - Click here to read.
     
  • How do Kidney Donors Fare Long-Term - Click here to read.
     
  • Long Term Consequences of Kidney Donation - Click here to read.
     
  • Kidney Graft Loss Due to BK Virus - Click here to read.
     
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation - Click here to read.
     
  • Kidney Paired Donation: Something Special in the Air! - Click here to read.
     
  • Presumed Consent vs. Informed Consent – Istanbul 2009 - Click here to read.
     
  • Pay-It-Forward Campaign Starts with 4 Altruistic Donors. Click here to read more.
     
  • Sample letter written to members of a religious organization. Click here to view the letter. Click here for a printable Word version of the letter.
     
  • Sample letter written by an advocate to family and friends of person needing transplant. Click here to view the letter. Click here for a printable Word version of the letter.
     
  • Article: Kidney Transplant Get Togethers May Increase Donations. Click here to read.
     
  • Home Get-Togethers. Click here for a printable version.
     
  • LKDN Virtual Get-Togethers. Click here for a printable version.
     
  • NKR Glamour Story. Click here.

OPTN/UNOS Documents:

  1. UNOS list of OPO's and Affiliated Transplant Centers. - Click here to read more.
  2. UNOS/OPTN - Policy Changes for Living Donor Evaluation
    • UNOS/OPTN Policy - Informed Consent Checklist Click here
    • UNOS/OPTN Policy - Medical Evaluation Checklist Click here
    • UNOS/OPTN Policy - Psychosocial Evaluation Checklist Click here
  3. OPTN Strategic Goals - Proposal to Clarify Requirements for Independent Donor Advocates - March 15, 2013 - Click here
  4. UNOS Explanation for Multiple Listing and Wait Time Transfers. Click here.

Summary of Actions Taken by BOD Meeting and Executive Committee Meetings - 2012- Click here

LKDN Articles by Harvey Mysel

  • How to Increase the Number of Kidney Transplants. The Answer is Right Under Our Noses. Click here to read.
     
  • In Pursuit of a Living Kidney Transplant; It’s About Your Donor Finding You! Click here to read.
  1. LKDN Getting Started Guide
  2. Benefits of a Living Kidney Transplant
  3. Matching Recipient & Donor
  4. Kidney Paired Donations
  5. A must read article if you are pursuing a paired donation.
  6. Transplant hospitals and dialysis companies don’t always provide you with the best medical options.
  7. Flyers and Business cards
  8. Memories of the 2010 Transplant Games in Madison, WI

 

 

Harvey
Harvey Mysel, Founder & President

Harvey established the LKDN after recognizing the need for better resources while pursuing a successful living kidney transplant in 2006. Our purpose is to share knowledge and build the confidence to enable the life changing benefits of living donation. Click here to learn more about Harvey.

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