Kidney Donor Athletes

FAQ

I am donating my kidney soon and I’m nervous! Is that normal?

A: Yes! It is completely normal to be nervous or anxious as your donation date approaches! To ease your nerves, you can read the stories of other kidney donors on our website or join our private Facebook group where you can interact with more than 300 other donors who have been in your shoes. You can also fill out our form to be paired with a mentor.

This is also a great read for soon-to-be kidney donors: https://kidneydonorathlete.org/2021/01/07/dear-soon-to-be-kidney-donor/

Does the Kidney Donor Athlete community give medical advice for my recovery from surgery?
A: No we do not. Donor athletes share their personal experiences but this is not to be construed as medical advice. You should only seek medical advice from your transplant team.

Athlete Kidney Donation Recovery

How can I get involved?

 A: We’re happy you want to help! A great way to get involved is to submit your story to become one of our featured athletes. These stories have inspired many people to donate and help ease the fears of folks that are in the process of donating. You can find that information here.

A second way to get involved is to be a mentor! You can be a friend to someone in the donation process to talk with them and be a resource as they navigate their donation. If you’d like to be a mentor please fill out this Google form.  Every detail you can provide us better helps us pair people with specific mentor requests.

A third way to get involved is to volunteer with one of our working committees! You can find the information on our committees along with instructions on how to let us know you’re interested on our Facebook page

I have a big event coming up and I am making a playlist – any suggestions?

A: Yes! We have a KDA playlist here on Spotify!

Where can I get a KDA t-shirt?

A: We have a year-round web store hosted by our good friends at Orange Mud that you can see here! Embroidered items are available all year, and our screen printed items (like t-shirts and sweatshirts) are available on a quarterly basis – every February, May, August, and November. If you are looking for KDA cycling gear you’ll find it here.

Kidney Donor Athletes Tshirt

I live outside the United States. Can I order KDA gear?

All of our gear is available for international shipping! Visit our Orange Mud hosted KDA merchandise store and our KDA cycling store for options!

Kidney Donor Athlete Bike Kit

I placed an order – how long before it ships?

A: Screenprint and embroidery items will be shipped within 4 weeks. The tech t’s come from overseas and are custom made – that’s the singlet, long sleeve, short sleeve in red and the one teal t, those will take 6 weeks. For specifics regarding your order and the estimated shipping should be directed to Orange Mud. You can email them at sales@orangemud.com

Tell Your story

Are you a donor athlete that wants to share your story? Great!