Living donors save lives!
The average wait time for a deceased donor transplant in the United States is five years. Approximately, 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant. By becoming a living donor, YOU can end the wait and save a life.
How to get started
We now provide a quick online health questionnaire that lets our team know more about you and your interest to become a living donor. Click the link(s) below to get started .
Watch to learn more
Here are 4 short videos explaining more about living donation and how you can be someone's hero.
Medical City Fort Worth visitors pass by a memorial in the hospital lobby dedicated to those individuals and families who elected to donate their organs. Their sacrifice has led to innumerable lives saved and for this, we thank them.
Social media tips
Social media is a quick way to let friends and family know that someone needs a living donor. It also allows them to share that fact with people outside your social circle! Here is an example:
Hello friends & family! Many of you know that I have kidney disease and need a kidney transplant. The fastest way for me to get this is through a living donor. The national average wait time to receive a kidney from a deceased donor is 5 years or more, many candidates die while waiting! Without a transplant, I will be doing dialysis
Please consider visiting tinyurl.com/MCFWdonor to learn more about living donation and sharing my story!
If you are not a match for me, you may be a match for someone else in need!
Using hashtags on your post makes it memorable. Create a unique hashtag for yourself, but also use more commonly searched hashtags. This helps people searching those hashtags find your story. For example, someone interested in donating may search #DonateLife or #LivingDonor on Facebook and can find your post.
Some popular terms include:
Personalized examples include:
Include the tinyurl.com/MCFWdonor link so potential donors will have easy access to more information about living donation and the application to be a donor.
Make it personal and relatable! If you are comfortable doing so, include pictures of yourself, your family and any information you want to share about your personal journey.
Encourage family and friends to share your post. The more often it is shared the better chances your future donor will see it!
Print these business cards to hand out to potential donors.