The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation has partnered with the nation’s leading organ transplant organization, Donate Life America (DLA), to bring to market innovations that will profoundly change the kidney donation process. Through the development of the first-ever home testing kit for living donors and the first national, universal living donor registry, we will create a platform that makes it easier to identify living donors and match them to patients in need. 


Patients face a 3-7 year wait time to get matched with a donor. A new process may help transform health outcomes for more than 94,000 patients on the transplant wait list.


Did You Know?

95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 60% are registered. Help bridge the gap by registering – it takes less than one minute. 

A Selfless Act to Give Life Back

After Barry was diagnosed with kidney failure, his wife Bette turned to social media to spread the word about their need for a transplant. Upon hearing the news, Bette's friend Melinda explored her options to be a living donor and, after confirming she was a match, made the decision to donate her kidney to Barry. Watch their story and see how Melinda's generous gift changed Barry's life.