Kidney donation is a long road.

But it doesn't have to be a confusing one.

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Kidney Donor's Journey

 The first Question/Answer book on kidney donation to provide an inspirational roadmap, all through the lens of a donor

Questions Addressed in 

The Kidney Donation Guide

  • How long does the surgery last?
  • Will my insurance go up?
  • Do I meet the recipient?
  • Must I have a urinary catheter?
  • How do they choose which kidney to take?
  • What if I've had previous health problems?
  • What is dialysis? 
  • How long does a kidney last?
  • What kind of a scar will I have?
  • Are there other expenses involved?
  • What is involved in the testing?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • Do I have to change my diet after donation?
  • Can I still back out after agreeing?
  • Can I still donate if I'm not a match?
  • How long does the entire process take?
  • Can I still play sports?
  • Are there any long-term effects of kidney donation?
  • Can anyone be a donor?
  • What does it take to be matched?
  • How long will I be out of work?
  • Can a person live as long with only one kidney?
  • How do I tell my family?
  • How risky is the surgery?
  • Is the recovery process painful?
  • Who pays for the transplant?
  • What if my remaining kidney fails?
  • What if my kids might need a kidney?
  • Do I get to choose the recipient?
  • Will I have any physical limitations?
  • Can I still drink coffee or alcohol?
  • Will I have to take medications for the rest of my life?
  • Will I regret my decision later on?
  • Will I have to drink extra water every day?
  • Is the surgery laparoscopic?
  • Do I need to have the same blood type as the recipient?

Plus Many More Questions & Answers!

"With over 100,000 people each year waiting for a kidney transplant,

This is the book that every kidney patient will want potential donors to read"

"It is a whirlwind of emotions going through a kidney transplant and the gift of life someone can give you is truly amazing. The sacrifice of the donor family is something special, to give someone a second chance to live a normal life, and not be dictated by dialysis is amazing"

- Sam C., London, England

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About the Author

Rabbi Ari Sytner, M.Ed., LSW

In addition to being a father, husband, CEO, social worker, PhD candidate, consultant, therapist, Huffington Post blogger, influencer and rabbi, Ari is an altruistic kidney donor.

As just an ordinary person, Ari traversed a year-long journey culminating in the donation of a kidney to a total stranger. It was during this process that he quickly realized the pathway to donation was a very unclear and discouraging road. With over 100,000 people each year in need of a kidney, all of whom tend to beg their friends and neighbors to consider donation, most wait, but do not find someone willing to make this enormous gift. Ari's journey was a struggle of skepticism, fused with his altruistic and compassionate nature. This book is an effort to share the curious and vulnerable journey and empower potential donor's to ask the tough questions and have a clear roadmap that will simplify the process of what is involved in kidney donation.


Please feel free to contact Ari with questions, ideas or for PR and marketing partnerships. 

Ari is available to speak with individuals or groups who may want to hear more about his experiences with kidney donation.