About the Zweig Family Center for Living Donation
The Zweig Family Center for Living Donation’s sole focus is providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and psychological care, as well as education and emotional support to people considering living donation and those who have already donated. At our Center, donors are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, and social workers from the medical, surgical, and psychosocial health fields, all committed to ensuring a rich, successful experience for those who donate the gift of life.
The care we provide begins with a comprehensive screening process to ensure the safe selection of suitable donors, and it continues through surgery and post-recovery support, during which we promote the long-term wellness of living donors by offering a range of services, including counseling, support groups, yoga, and nutrition counseling.
Why Living Donation Matters
Because there are not enough organs from deceased donors to go around, thousands of patients die waiting for a transplant each year. Moreover, while waiting for a new organ, patients typically experience significantly diminished quality of life.
By helping patients get off the wait list earlier and by freeing up deceased donor organs for other people, living donors not only help recipients reclaim their lives sooner and more successfully—they save at least two lives, while making a positive contribution to countless others in the process.
At the Zweig Family Center for Living Donation, we are honored to be our patients’ partners in this incredible act of generosity. Our Center celebrates the many success stories among our patients, who have embraced this experience and gone on to live life to the fullest.