Benefits of living kidney donation

Among the many benefits of receiving a kidney from a living donor:

  • It eliminates the waiting period and the negative impact of waiting on the recipient’s health
  • Surgeries can be scheduled at a convenient time for both the donor and recipient
  • If the living donor is a blood relative with a genetic match, the risk of rejection is decreased
  • A kidney from a live donor typically works sooner and better than a kidney from a deceased person
  • A kidney from a live donor lasts longer than a kidney from a deceased person
  • We offer laparoscopic donor surgeries, which often result in shorter hospital stays, less pain, and faster recovery for living kidney donors.

Become a living donor

First phase of testing for living kidney donation
Second phase of testing for living kidney donation

Frequently asked questions

Can I donate a kidney?
Can I live with only one kidney?
What is paired donation?
How is the surgery done?
How long will I be in the hospital and unable to work after the surgery?
How will kidney donation affect my life after surgery?
Am I making the right decision to donate a kidney?
What happens if I decide not to become a kidney donor?
How much will it cost me to donate a kidney?

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