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Living Kidney Donation

Living kidney donation

Infographic states kidney transplant is the best way to treat chronic kidney disease.

Credit: ​Alberta Health Services

The decision to donate your kidney is a personal one. It can mean a lot to you and the person who receives your kidney. It's important for you to find out about the risks and benefits to becoming a living donor.

Be sure to read about how yo​ur kidneys work by reading About your kidneys and transplant. An important first step in your decision to become a living donor is to understand what your kidneys do and how they work.​​​​​​​​​​

Thinking about being a living kidney donor?

This topic gives you useful information about living kidney donation. It covers:

  • what it is
  • who can donate
  • benefits and risks to your health if you donate a kidney
  • emotional and financial factors
  • other common questions

If you’re thinking about being a living donor, contact the transplant program closest to where you live. The living donor coordinator can give you more information and talk with you to see if living donation is right for you.

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