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Finding a Living Donor Workshop

This program focuses on living kidney donation by giving waitlisted kidney patients the tools to self-advocate to find themselves a living donor. Through peer networking, education on living donation, training on sharing one's story and need, and the chance to speak with those who have experienced living donation, participants and their support people are equipped to pursue living donation in the way that is most suitable for them. Participants in this workshop must be currently active on the waitlist at Legacy Good Samaritan, OHSU, or the Portland VA hospital.

Workshops are scheduled periodically throughout the year and typically take place over two days on Zoom. Waitlisted kidney patients meet virtually as a group to learn about living donation and explore creative ways to extend their networks and seek a living donor.

Session 1 typically covers:

  • Background information on living donation
  • Building your support system
  • A Q&A panel of living kidney donors and recipients

Session 2 typically covers:

  • How to build your story
  • Outreach ideas
  • A Q&A panel of transplant center staff

For more information about the workshop, contact

Upcoming Workshops

Registration is open for the next workshop which will take place on Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28. If you are currently on the waitlist for a kidney and ready to get started on a search for a living donor, you can register for the next workshop here.