Kid U Not’s founder, Sarah (Sally) McCartin thought of creating a charity to help living organ donors ever since her own kidney donation in 2013. At first, in 2017, she joined the American Living Organ Donor Fund (ALODF) as one of its branches. That organization was called "Kid U Not, the New Haven Branch of the ALODF.” Then in 2018, she decided to strike out on her own and created “Kid U Not, Living Organ Donor Fund.”  The material shared on this page is from when Kid U Not was part of the ALODF.


My brother at the age of 43 was diagnosed with kidney failure. When I was told of this terrible news, I immediately ask what can do to help and if I could give him one of my kidney? 
At that moment I was not thinking of me or my financial  responsibility. When the transplant surgery was done and I was on my 6 weeks recovery, well that's when I was told by my employer that I was not able to use any payed time off... and I was so frustrated & stressed out, and concerned about I how was I going to pay my bills.  I could not rest like I was supposed to. I expressed my feelings to my kidney transplant social worker and he was able to give me the website to this foundation called: Kid-U-Not aka ALODF. After my application was done. I immediately got an answer back from them and in a matter of a couple of weeks, I received a check by mail. I was not only genuinely grateful to them for their help, but I was also able to pay all my bills and rest like I was supposed to. I can't believe how wonderful they are and kept in touch with me threw out the whole process. "Kid-U-Not" is like a branch with Angels waiting to help someone. From the bottom of my heart thank you. 

Veronica donated a kidney to her brother and Kid-U-Not was able to help with lost wages from her unpaid leave. 
I became a donor on May 1, 2018. I donated my kidney to my big brother, Chris. He had been battling his kidney function decreasing over the last few years and finally he had to be put on dialysis about a year or so ago. I never second guessed whether or not to donate my kidney; I knew I was a match and this was my big brother.  Kid-U-Not was a blessing for me and my family. I really didn't have much sick time or leave on the books and I was not sure about how I was going to take  care of the bills and food and my children.  But with their help I'm able to recover, be home with my kids and not stress and worry about how am I going to pay the these bills.  I can relax and take the time to recover fully, so that I can go back to work and be 100%. So thank you for your help and your blessing.        

Celeste donated a kidney to her brother on May 1st, 2018 and Kid-U-Not was able to help with bills and time off from work. 

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