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Living Kidney Donation

Thinking About Being a Living Kidney Donor?

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The decision to donate your kidney is a personal one. It can be very rewarding or meaningful, but it’s not for everyone. You need to understand the benefits and risks before you make the decision to become a donor.​

This topic gives you useful information about living kidney donation. It covers what it is, who is able to donate, benefits and risks to your health if you donate a kidney, emotional and financial issues, and other common questions.

If you’re thinking about being a living donor, please 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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