More than half of all people in need of a kidney transplant do not even ask one person to donate.
Sharing your thoughts about your condition and treatment options is one way to open a conversation. When sharing, be open and honest about your situation and your feelings about it.
Social media is a great tool that helps spread the word of donation. You can write a message that tells your story and can be easily shared with family and friends and many more.
- Create a Facebook page that people can “like” to follow your journey.
- Make a video telling your story and share on your Facebook page.
Identify a Living Donor Champion from your close family and friends who can be your main supporter and voice for spreading the word about your kidney disease and your need for transplantation.
- Make a request in the bulletins of places of worship of family and friends.
- Create a flyer to hang in local area shops.
Be an advocate, learn as much as possible about transplant and donation and let your emotions about the whole process speak when talking with your family and friends.
Be careful and use common sense. Ask your transplant center for advice.