Off The List™ believes that all individuals on the kidney transplant list deserve a second chance at life.
We believe that all individuals on the kidney transplant list deserve support and access to tools that will enable them to get "off the list" and on to living their best lives.
We walk with individuals through the difficult and challenging process.
Off The List™ is committed to supporting individuals on the kidney transplant wait list, providing assistance to their families with proven tools to help identify a donor, and increasing overall awareness about living kidney donation.
We walk with individuals through the difficult and challenging process of kidney transplantation.
While sitting at an event to learn more about how to find a donor for my husband, I felt like a big failure. I was and am my husband’s kidney champion. It was my job to find him a living donor and quick. At that meeting, all the raw emotions of despair that were deep inside bubbled to the top, I was on the ledge. Then, a woman named Darci walked across the room and with her infectious personality showed me kindness, validation, compassion, and gave me a plan to march forward in the quest of finding a donor. Throughout our entire kidney journey and beyond, she has cheered us forward and always in the right direction. Words of thanks would never be able to express my gratitude to this amazing woman.
6 Benefits to Finding a Living Kidney Donor
You can significantly decrease your wait time. After all, the donor testing is complete and your donor has been approved by the transplant team, your surgery can be scheduled.
You increase the chances that your transplanted kidney will last longer than one received from a deceased donor. On average, a kidney from a living donor lasts 15-20 years versus a kidney from a deceased donor which averages 8-12 years.
You might be able to avoid dialysis or shorten the amount of time you are on dialysis. You are more likely to have better outcomes with your new kidney if you are transplanted before starting or after a short time on dialysis.
You can schedule the transplant surgery at a time that is convenient for both you and the donor, allowing you and your family to prepare for major surgery.
You are more likely to receive a kidney that is a better genetic match, which may decrease the risk of organ rejection.
You are more likely to receive a kidney that will start working immediately upon transplantation. Deceased donor kidneys can be “sleepy” and take some time to “wake up” and start functioning.
The numbers say it all
You don’t need to wait… you can take action now by finding a living kidney donor.
Please check with your transplant team for wait times in your region.