Kidney Donor


Which person would make the best kidney donor?

Which family member can safely donate a kidney to a patient who needs a kidney transplant? Perform laboratory tests and analyze the results to determine who should donate a kidney to the patient.

  • Conduct simulations of the following laboratory tests: urinalysis, blood typing, HLA tissue typing
  • Analyze donor survival data
Assembled kits
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • Student instructions
  • Simulated “urine” samples – Patient, Donor X, Donor Y, Donor Z
  • 4 simulated urinalysis test strips
  • Simulated “blood” samples – Patient, Donor X, Donor Y, Donor Z
  • Simulated “Anti-A antibodies”
  • Simulated “Anti-B antibodies”
  • 8 labeled droppers
  • 8 stirrers
  • Blood typing test strip
  • Simulated “white blood cells” – Patient, Possible Donor
  • Simulated HLA Tissue Typing Card

Also Required

  • Water
  • Safety goggles

Quantity Discounts


  • 1 – 9 kits: $21.95 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $20.85 each
  • 25+ kits: $19.76 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $148.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $141.50 each


  • 1 – 9 packs: $77.95 each
  • 10+ packs: $74.05 each

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Analyzing and Interpreting Data - Analyze data to identify design features or characteristics of the components of a proposed process or system to optimize it relative to criteria for success.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS1.A: Structure and Function - All living things are made up of cells. In organisms, cells work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.

  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Systems and System Models - Systems may interact with other systems; they
    may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.