Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I choose a Mentor? First complete your profile with information about yourself and what experiences you are looking to connect with a mentor about. Then browse through the list of mentors and create mentoring request.
- How long will the mentors be available? Mentors are available to connect with you throughout your journey with either kidney disease or living donation. You and your mentor can decide how often and for how long you speak. If a mentor must leave the relationship early, we can always re-match you with a new mentor.
- Relationship is not going well or I am concerned about membership, what to do? We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contact the Admin Immediately. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.
- TAKE A PROACTIVE ROLE IN SHAPING UP THE RELATIONSHIP
- Understand what you want from the mentoring relationship and communicate your needs and goals to your mentor. Remember, a mentor is not a replacement for any healthcare professional and cannot provide any medical advice.
- Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor and display appropriate behavior.
- Put the time with your mentor to best use. Come to meetings with questions or topics you want to discuss, or experiences you'd like to hear from your mentor.
- Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and experiences.
- Ask for medical advice.
- Expect the mentor to know all the answers.
- Commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.
- Cancel meetings with your mentor at the last minute if possible. Try to communicate a rescheduling with your mentor as soon as possible.