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LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A KIDNEY DONOR
Here is some helpful information if you are considering kidney donation
STEP ONE: Complete the initial screening and medical history questionnaire
STEP TWO: Complete the standard workup at the transplant center
STEP THREE: Get cleared to donate
STEP FOUR: Surgery
STEP FIVE: *Recovery
What is Living Donation?
Living donation takes place when a living person donates an organ (or part of an organ) for transplantation to another person. The living donor can be a family member, such as a parent, child, brother or sister (living related donation).
Living donation can also come from someone who is emotionally related to the recipient, such as a good friend, spouse or an in-law (living unrelated donation). Thanks to improved medications, a genetic link between the donor and recipient is no longer required to ensure a successful transplant.
In some cases, living donation may even be from a stranger, which is called anonymous or non-directed donation.