About Us


LiveKidneyDonation.org falls under the umbrella of
The Charles and Jennie Machado Foundation.

This 501c3 organization was created to educate,inform and inspire those affected by kidney disease.

The Machado’s son, Michael, went into renal failure at age 24 while still in college. Like most kidney patients, he had no idea he was sick. With tremendous organization, energy and love, the Machado’s rallied thousands of supporters and Michael was transplanted in 7 months. His best friend, Kellen, donated his kidney to Michael.

The Machado Family continues their philanthropic work through the National Kidney Foundation, where they speak and raise money on behalf of those affected by kidney disease.