Become a Living Kidney Donor
Advances in surgery and care now allow relatives, loved ones, or unrelated donors to donate one of their kidneys to help someone in desperate need of a kidney transplant.
In recent years, more people in the United States have received kidneys from living-donors.
Most often, the living-donor is a blood relative or personal acquaintance of the recipient. However, many people — known as altruistic donors — have volunteered to donate a kidney to help someone in need.
The selfless act of living-donation helps:
- Save the lives of many people living with advanced kidney disease.
- Improve the chances that the recipient's kidney will function immediately.
- Overcome organ donor shortage.
If you would like more information about becoming a kidney donor, please call
1-877-640-6746 and ask for the living-donor kidney transplant nurse coordinator.