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Living donation

More than 100,000 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.

Find information for patients and families to understand and navigate organ donation and transplantation below:

Questions and answers for transplant candidates about:

Living donation

Who can be a living donor

Parents, children, husbands, wives, friends, co-workers — even total strangers — can be living-donor candidate. Learn moreExit Disclaimer

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