The answer is yes. In fact, a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine showed we tend to live as long–or longer–than the general population.


So I founded the nonprofit Rock 1 Kidney, which shares resources and stories of ways people are “rocking one kidney” since donating. It’s a labor of love that I do in my spare time for free.

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At Rock 1 Kidney, you can hear from people who have donated a kidney, and ways they are now enjoying life while rocking one kidney. You’ll also find links to statistics about kidney donation and great resources like the National Kidney Foundation and Alliance for Paired Donation.

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