How You Can Help

Be My Living Donor

Your Questions Answered

Before you consider registering to be my donor, please read our FAQs for living donors.


To register to be my living donor please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Brigham and Women’s Hospital Kidney Transplant Living Donor Center page.

  2. Download the BWH Guide to Living Donation under the “Patient Resources” section. Read through this before you apply.

  3. Once you are ready, click on the link at the bottom of the page under the “Would You Like to Be a Donor?” section (there is a disclaimer next to it). This will lead you to the National Kidney Registry portal.

  4. There are two parts. To complete the first part, fill out the application form on the NKR website, and submit your information. You should then receive an email with a link included to complete the application. This second part is an extensive medical questionnaire, so make sure you have some time set aside before starting this process.

  5. You should hear from someone at BWH after both the initial sign-up and medical questionnaire have been submitted. If you have any questions or want to check on the status of your application, please email the Transplant Center Donor Coordinator:

Donor Coordinator
Kristen Pelletier RN
(617) 732-8683

Be My Ambassador

One of the best ways to show your support is to help spread the word about my need for a kidney.

Like, Follow & Share

Hand Out Flyers & Posters

We have flyers and other materials for print if you’d like to distribute these around your neighborhood and local community centers. Please visit our media corner to access. If you’d like to print in bulk, get in touch with us. We have other items not listed on our site that we order in large quantities. We’re happy to send some items your way.

Wear a Kidney4Bo T-Shirt

We have T-shirts with a Kidney4Bo logo that some people have really enjoyed wearing around town to show their support.

Send us a photo in your Kidney4Bo T-shirt and we’ll add you to our Facebook photo album.

Learn About Organ Donation

The Internet is full of great resources! Here’s a few to get you started. Learning about the value of being an organ donor is a great first step towards supporting the transplant community.

National Kidney Foundation

Transplant as a treatment for kidney failure

Donate Life North America

Information on being a living kidney donor

HSRA: OrganDonor.Gov

Register to be a deceased donor on your driver’s license

United Network for Organ Sharing

How UNOS matches organs for transplant

Wear a Mask!

One of the best ways to protect people who are at high risk of getting COVID-19 is to continue wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. Those with chronic illness are more likely to experience deadlier complications from COVID-19. Transplant patients, who are immunocompromised, are also very vulnerable to the virus. So please, follow those CDC guidelines and mask up!

For more on COVID-19 public health guidelines, please visit the CDC’s website.