The Living Donation Storytelling Project is a unique digital library of video stories, recorded by real people, sharing their living donor kidney transplant experiences.

Nearly 15 percent of the US population is affected by some stage of kidney disease. Compared to remaining on dialysis, a kidney transplant from a living donor can greatly improve health and extend life expectancy. Due to the current kidney donor shortage, 95,000 Americans remain on the wait list for transplant while annual kidney donations meet only 5 percent of that need.

We hope you will watch these videos to better understand the different parts of living donor kidney transplant. And, if you're willing, we hope you will tell your story too!

Donor stories

Why would someone donate their kidney to another person? Learn why they chose to be a living donor, and how they feel today.

Recipient stories

What’s it like to receive a living donor kidney? Find out how it changed their lives.

Friends & family stories

How are friends and family affected by transplant? Learn what it was like to support a loved one through a living donor kidney transplant.

In need of a kidney

What’s it like waiting for a kidney transplant? Listen to kidney patients who are currently in need of a living donor.