Providing information and support to those
undergoing or contemplating living kidney donation

Kidney Donor Volunteers

The members of the living kidney donor support group volunteer for different aspects of the service. Some living kidney donors and kidney transplant recipients volunteer to help with the education of patients. Some volunteer to mentor patients while they work out whether they wish to be a donor.

Speaking to someone who has been through the process is invaluable. Some volunteer to support those patients while they are an inpatient at the time of donation to help them around the operation. Some volunteers have skills and insights into the management of cases after surgery and once they are at home.

Notify the living kidney donor coordinator at RNSH if you wish to access our support volunteers. Also notify the living donor coordinator if you wish to volunteer.


Living Kidney Donor Program Board

The following individuals coordinate the group:

Michael Dawes (President)

Dr Stella McGinn (Vice President)

Suren Vyagurunathar (Treasurer)

Alistair Anderson (Secretary)

Rebecca Anderson (Committee Member)

Bruce Cooper (Committee Member)

Richard Dawes (Committee Member)

Mark Ford (Committee Member)

Annie Fryatt (Committee Member)

Jon Widdup (Committee Member)

Lynne Widdup (Committee Member)

Kate Wright (Committee Member)

The aim of the board is to provide guidance and direction to the group with respect to kidney donor patient education and support. Kidney donor and recipients assumev your skill bases are untapped. Let us know how you can help?

How can you become a volunteer?

Contact the Administrative Officer on 0439 936 101

What can you volunteer for?

• kidney donor mentor

• kidney donor support person post operatively

• kidney patient education program

Phone or direct meeting? Contact through the Living Kidney Donor Coordinator on (02) 9463 1753 or on email using the below link: