Coaches & Mentors
The Living Kidney Donors Network Workshops are facilitated by volunteers, recipients and donors who have experienced the transplant process and want to help others through the experience. To learn more about the LKDN Workshops, click on that link in the sidebar menu.
The LKDN Coaches play an important role in the classroom. They lead the educational class and the communication breakout sessions. They help individuals identify and overcome fears and concerns they have about letting others know about their condition. In the small group setting, they help individuals draft talking points and work with them to practice their presentations. They provide constructive feedback on how participants can improve their communication skills. They also review good networking practices so everyone can apply the information they’ve learned about living donation and be effective communicators about their need.
Mentors – Transplant Recipients and Donors
Someone needing a kidney transplant and anyone interested in being a donor will likely face an experience they have not had before. If they are willing to speak to someone who has been through the experience, the Living Kidney Donors Network will match up potential recipients and donors with people who have been through the experience.
Having direct contact with someone who has been through the experience can provide an important outlet. Barriers and resistance are removed more readily when speaking to a Mentor. Mentoring experiences often develop into unique long term relationships and could be key factors in someone’s success at pursuing living kidney donation.
If you are interesting in learning more about the Living Kidney Donors Network Coaches and Mentoring program, please contact us. (Email link)