Author & Kidney Donor

One day, Rabbi Dr. Ari Sytner woke up and realized that he had two healthy kidneys and would likely go through life and eventually die and be buried with both of them. He realized that there are 90,000 people in the United States alone that were on dialysis and awaiting a kidney, unable to survive without a transplant.  Therefore, with the support of his wife and family, he decided to voluntarily donate his kidney to a person in need, saving the life of a total stranger.

Not only was he inspired by the experience, but Dr. Sytner was remorseful that he did not have another kidney to give. Therefore, he broke his silence and wrote a book designed to help others explore kidney donation.

The Kidney Donor’s Journey is an informative and inspiring book containing the personal account, questions, answers, and struggles that he faced when deciding to become a kidney donor. This inspirational book does NOT try to convince readers to donate vital organs, but to think about kindness and caring for all of humanity and how to improve the world through giving.

Dr. Sytner believes in the capacity for all people to enhance the lives of others with acts of kindness both great and small.

If you would like Dr. Sytner to deliver an inspirational and informative presentation to your community, hospital, organization or even family members, please click here. 

Fox Interview

Book Launch Video

CBS Interview

60 Minutes