Saturday, April 23, 2011


I am proud to be part of a group of living kidney donors whom, collaboratively, have created a survey in the link below. We're hoping that this is the beginning of what might someday become a much larger project that will identify the challenges that some living kidney donors face and how we might find solutions to these. We're asking you might take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey - it's very short and direct.

The purpose of this survey is to find out how living donors prioritize possible financial assistance for items such as travel, lost wages, childcare and medical care, post-donation. Your answers will be treated in confidence and will help to plan discussions with transplant programs, legislators, HRSA and insurance carriers. This survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. 

Should you decide to complete this survey, I would very much appreciate if you could send me an email at,  simply to confirm your completion of the survey and any thoughts you might have to add to it.  If you are residing outside the United States, please indicate this in the email. Again, no personal contact information will be shared with anyone.

PLEASE take a moment to forward this email to any living kidney donor that you might know. Our goal is to collect a total of 300 completed surveys. We encourage you to share this link on your blogs, social media sites, or emails. 

Please click on the following link to direct you to the survey: 

We thank you for your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you!