Living Donor

Unfortunately, there are currently not enough organs donated by deceased donors to meet all of the needs of patients awaiting an organ transplant.

Organ Donation - Living Donor

Christopher (kidney transplant recipient) and Danielle (living kidney donor to Christopher) married in June 2008.

Therefore, over the last few years, transplant surgeons and other members of transplant teams throughout the country have developed new techniques and procedures to save more patients' lives through living donor transplants. It is now possible for a living person to donate a kidney, a portion or the liver, a portion of a lung and, in some rare instances, a portion of the pancreas.

Living Organ Donation Facts
Living Donor Kidney Exchange Program