Living Donations

Kidney donations from living relatives have always been a better option. More recently, kidneys donated from unrelated living donors (such as a spouse or a friend) have been as successful as those from close relatives.

 

 

Types of Donations

Living kidney donations can come from several different sources.

 

Types of Transplants

A nephrectomy is the surgical term for the removal of a kidney.  A healthy kidney intended for donation is normally removed by one of two procedures.

 

Risks Involved

The surgical process of removing a kidney from a healthy donor has become a fairly standard procedure, but it carries the same level of risk for the donor as does any other major surgery.

 

Evaluating Donors

If you are considering becoming a kidney donor, there are several factors which need to be considered.

Learn More »

 

Asking for a Kidney

How do you let people know of your need for a kidney? Find out here by clicking one of the links below.

 

Statistics

Statistics can help you make an important decision on your transpalnt plans.

View Stats »

 

 

Statistics
Number of kidney transplants performed in the United States. Learn More

 

 


Give Feedback

Please copy and paste the URL in your feedback comment to help us pinpoint the location of any page errors.

Your E-Mail (*):
Your Name (*):
Page:
Your Comment/Suggestion (*):
Send
(*) Required Fields