You may have been facing your illness for a long time and your friends and family already know about your condition. As you discuss this next step in your journey, you can let them know that one option is a living kidney transplant from a compatible person. It is important to let individuals who may be considering being tested for donation to fully consider all the obligations the donation carries and discuss it with their own family members. Baylor Scott & White Health staff members are available to discuss any questions you, your potential donor or family members may have.
To assist you with this process, we have developed a sample letter that you may give to your potential donors that gently explains your needs and how they may help. The letter reinforces that this is truly their individualized decision and does not compromise your relationship regardless of their response.
We suggest that all patients think about living donor transplantation. To learn more about the process for recipients and donors, view our Pathway to Kidney Transplant Guide. Potential Donors may accompany you to your kidney transplant orientation. Potential donors may also call us and complete a health screening questionnaire by phone – 817.922.2990 (Fort Worth), 214.820.GIFT (214.820.4438) (Dallas) and 254.724.8912 (Temple).