More than 116,000 people are waiting for transplants, but the demand for organs far exceeds the supply. Living donation offers another choice for transplant candidates, and it extends the supply of organs.
Who can be a living donor
Parents, children, husbands, wives, friends, co-workers — even total strangers — can be living-donor candidate. Learn more
Another option: kidney paired donation
Sometimes a kidney transplant candidate has a willing living donor, but the donor is not a match. Kidney paired donation allows two (or more) recipients to trade donors so that each recipient can receive a kidney with a compatible blood type. Learn more
- Find a living donor (PDF - 2.0 M; 9/2017)
- Living donation: information you need to know (PDF - 1.8 M; 1/2013)
- Member directory: find hospitals that perform living donor transplants