Living Kidney Donors Network is a non-profit organization offering help to those in need of a kidney transplant in their pursuit of living donation. LKDN also helps those who are interested in being a living kidney donor.

July 2018
Living Kidney Donors Network

Billboard Ad Sign Pilot Program 

When searching for a living donor, you will improve the likelihood of success when more people are aware of your situation. The Billboard Ad Sign Pilot Program can help you increase the number of people who see your message. The only way someone will consider being a kidney donor is if they are aware of your need. Billboard ads reach more people and saves lives. A billboard ad could save your life
LKDN has teamed up with Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the largest billboard companies in the U.S. to simplify placing a billboard ad. For this pilot program LKDN is offering to pay for half the cost of a limited number of billboard ads placed by individuals. 

You don't need to have a blood relative as a donor. In 2012 almost 70% of living donors were blood relatives, in 2017 only 40% were blood relatives.

To read more about the Billboard Ad Pilot Program click here

FREE T-Shirts For Your Kidney Kampaign

LKDN has teamed up with the t-shirt company Design A Shirt, they are giving away 5 FREE custom t-shirts for your Kidney Kampaign. The company is committing to providing 5 free t-shirts per person, or 100 t-shirts a month and they are including the cost of shipping to one location.

You’ll need to call the company, 888-487-4478 to get a coupon code that you will use on their Order Summary Page when you check out. To order t-shirts click here.

When you get the t-shirt please send me a photo of you wearing the shirt. I would also appreciate it if you could give me your thoughts on the process of ordering so we could learn from your experience.

Upcoming LKDN Workshops

We had a successful LKDN workshop at Sentara Transplant Center in Norfolk, VA. Would your transplant center have an interest in hosting a workshop for their patients? If you  To learn more about the LKDN workshops click hereClick here to read the Summary of Evaluation Forms from this workshop.
  • Boston, MA Mid September or early October - Tufts Medical Center. Date, time and location to be determined.
  • Orange County, CA October 6th - Location and time to be determined
  • Chicago October 20th at Skokie Hospital,  Abramson Conference Rm 1st Floor 9600 Gross Point Rd. Skokie, OL
Recent Articles of Interest
There were a few articles with new ideas on how to spread the word for your Kidney Kampaign. To read these articles click herehere, or here.

First treatment available for those who have PKD. To read the article, click here.

Do you check you BP regularly?  High blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure, the first is diabetes. Accurate BP readings are important for everyone, especially recipients and donors. To read this article click here.

This is a must read for those who have an incompatible donor. Click here to read the article. The article does not include suggestions on how to overcome this Conundrum. To read the article I wrote about the Paired Exchange Conundrum click here
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Harvey Mysel

I’m a two time kidney transplant recipient and founder of the non-profit organization Living Kidney Donors Network. I started LKDN after my first kidney transplant in 2007; my wife Amy was my donor. I’d known about my kidney ailment, PKD a genetic condition, for 20 years. One and a half years after my transplant, I contracted a virus that attacks the kidney. I  was told in January 2012  I needed another transplant. I was very fortunate to receive a kidney from Stephen Liegghio in August 2012. To learn more about Harvey Mysel: Click Here
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