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Living Kidney Donation

What is a Living Donor?


If you’re able to have a kidney transplant as a potential recipient, the kidney may come from a deceased donor (someone who has died) or a living donor.​

A living donor is a living person who gives one of their kidneys to someone who has kidney failure and needs a transplant (the recipient). Most people are born with 2 kidneys but you can live a normal life with just 1 kidney. This is why living donation is possible and safe.​​

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