LKDN Workshops:

Northwestern Medicine in Chicago is currently offering the LKDN workshop every month. To receive a list of the upcoming programs click here.
Program cancelled for March and April.

Sentara Transplant Center, Norfork, VA Monthly programs offered.
For more information click here.

LKDN workshop in Albany, NY Tuesday, March 24th For more information about this workshop, click here.
This program has been postponed.
LKDN presentation hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the PKD Foundation. Saturday March 27th, 10:30 at Skokie Hospital, click here for more information.
This program has been postponed.


April 23rd LKDN Workshop in New York City hosted by PKD Foundation, New York Chapter. 6:30 - 8:30 PM Location TBD. Click here to confirm your attendance and to be notified of the location.
Program rescheduled for November 6th


April 24th presntation in NY. For more information on this program, click here.
This program has been postponed.


April 29th LKDN Workshop in San Diego, CA This program is hosted by ESRD Network 18 and located on the UC San Diego Health campus. For more information on this program click here.
This program has been postponed.

The LKDN workshop, Having Your Donor Find YOU! educates patients about the living donation process and helps them develop a Kidney Kampaign. Attendees will be given information on how to get the word out to family members and friends and to enlist the help of advocates. Advocates are becoming instrumental in introducing donors to their eventual recipient. When educated properly, advocates significantly increase your chances of becoming successful at finding a living donor.

The following are Summaries of Evaluation forms from LKDN workshops hosted by transplant centers, dialysis companies and other organizations. Click on the name to read the summary:

To read thank you notes from those who hosted a LKDN workshop click on their name:

Developing Your Kidney Kampaign: Having Your Donor Find You!!

Click here to watch a recent webinar.

The fear of asking someone to donate a kidney is one of the greatest barriers for pursuing a living kidney donor. Patients rarely need to ask directly, what they do need to do is to tell their story. If you are effective in telling your story, it’s clear what your need is. Living donors say they volunteered to donate once they heard about their family member or friend’s need.

Workshop & Webinar Overview

The Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) workshops and webinars have two goals, to educate you about living kidney donation and to help you develop your Kidney Kampaign by letting others know about your situation.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs, or will need a kidney transplant will benefit from these seminars. If there is someone that wants to help you spread the word about your situation, we call them advocates, ask them to attend a workshop or webinar with you. Many potential donors participate in these seminars. The information will help them learn more about the donation process.

Educational Component

The more knowledge you have about living donation, the more confidence you’ll have in talking about it. Over the past few years, medical advances have totally changed the transplant process for the donor and the recipient and you will learn about these changes.

How to Communicate Your Need to Others

Having the knowledge about living kidney transplants is important, combining that with the ability to communicate your need for a transplant will increase the likelihood of finding a donor.

Click here to watch a recent webinar.

Click here to view our new blog!

Harvey Mysel, Founder & President

Harvey established the LKDN after recognizing the need for better resources while pursuing a successful living kidney transplant in 2006. Our purpose is to share knowledge and build the confidence to enable the life changing benefits of living donation. Click here to learn more about Harvey.

Solutions are in everyone’s grasp.