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Erase the Wait - Living Kidney Mentorship Program

This program focuses on living kidney donation by pairing waitlisted kidney patients with trained mentors who are living donors or recipients of living donations. 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. Patients must be waitlisted at one of our area transplant hospitals: OHSU, Legacy Good Samaritan, or the Portland VA Hospital. 

Erase the Wait Trainings

  • Mentors are trained to be a support throughout the process of exploring living kidney transplant as a treatment option. Training includes basic info on living kidney donation and mentorship/communication tools.
  • Before being matched with a mentor, patients attend three trainings covering basic living kidney donation info, tools for outreach, and the scope of this program.

Additional Mentor Info: Are you a living kidney donor or a recipient of a living kidney donation and interested in becoming an Erase the Wait Mentor? Learn more by reading this One-Page Flyer and this FAQ page to find out if it's right for you.

Additional Mentee/Patient Info: Are you a patient awaiting a kidney transplant and interested in learning more about living kidney donation? Learn more about Erase the Wait by reading this One-Page Flyer and this FAQ page to find out if it's right for you.

For patients who speak Spanish, please contact Maria at for our Spanish program. Para pacientes que hablan español, comuníquese con María para nuestro programa en español.


If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Donate Life Northwest at