Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A Sample Advertising Model

A website to tell your kidney story can be effective in publicizing your message that you need a kidney donor.

But unless you advertise that website and drive traffic (viewers) to it, the website will be of no value.  In order to do that consider the following.


Make the URL (webpage address) easy to remember.  For example, KIDNEY2LARRY.COM.


1. Register an easy-to-read and easy-to-remember website name.  I use to register domain names.

2. Redirect your new, easy-to-read website name to the URL of your website.  E.g.,

Advertising Ideas:

1. Design a logo (or have a professional do that).  I've used  A good logo could cost in the $250-$300 range.  Here's an example done by designer "heypaul":


2.    Use the logo everywhere:

  • Facebook posts (with a link to your easy-to-read URL)
  • email signature lines
  • lawn signs
  • posters
  • flyers
  • magnetic signs for cars
  • t-shirts
  • sweat shirts
  • baseball caps

Prices to print 6" x 18" magnetic signs like this could be less than $30 per sign.

Consider this also:

Good luck.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Resources for Kidney Patients and their Coaches Seeking Donors

 Resources for Kidney Patients Seeking Donors

 Compiled from other sources for educational purposes by 

 (no copyright claimed)






Kidney Transplant Centers

a Searchable List


Compare perforance, services and donor protections of U.S. kidney transplant centers.


Those factors could have a bearing on a potential donor’s decision whether to volunteer to undergo surgery at a particular transplant center.




Find transplant centers based on location, NKR membership, Donor Shield Protections, Standard Voucher Program participation, Outcomes, and more.  A must for kidney patients and potential donors.




Transplant Centers

Multilisting and Waiting Times


Compare U.S. transplant centers and wait times.







National Kidney Registry


2021 1st Quarter Report 


Better transplant outcomes and

comprehensive donor protections through the NKR


With more than 4,800 transplants facilitated at approximately 100 participating transplant centers, the NKR helps non-matching donor-recipient pairs to find matches from within the largest group of living donors in the U.S. and works to remove barriers to transplantation by affording donors protections not otherwise available.






National Kidney Registry’s

YouTube Channel


Short videos on the Standard Voucher Program, Donor Shield, Donor Support and Protections, Donor-Recipient Matching, the NKR’s Failsafe Software and more.







National Kidney Donation Organization


Increasing living kidney donation through education and awareness programs.







National Kidney Donation Organization’s

YouTube Channel


Educational videos about aspects of kidney donation – an excellent collection of informative, easy to digest information.






Having Your Donor Find You


Harvey Mysel’s videos to teach kidney patients and their advocates how to create a campaign to have your donor find you.







Finding and Securing Kidney Transplant Living Donors


Practical advice on using social media and other methods to find living kidney donors. ($6 on Amazon)








National Kidney Foundation


NKF sponsors scientific research and innovation.  NKF enhances lives through action, education and accelerating change.









American Kidney Fund


The American Kidney Fund fights kidney disease on all fronts with programs of prevention, early detection, financial support, disease management, clinical research, innovation and advocacy.








Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients


National and transplant center-specific information re organ transplantation outcomes.


Provides advanced statistical and epidemiological analyses related to solid organ allocation and transplantation in support of the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents in their oversight of the national organ transplantation system.







United Network for Organ Sharing


The organization administering the OPTN.






The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network


The unified transplant network established by the U.S. Congress under the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984.





I am in Need of a Kidney:


Sample Custom Websites:

Religious Views on Organ Donation (courtesy of Midwest Transplantation Network):

Community and Faith Leader's Resource Guide (courtesy of Midwest Transplantation Network)

Join a Club, Learn from Others: