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Finding a Donor

How can donated kidneys be obtained?

  • Living Kidney Donation – A relative, friend, or loved one may offer to donate a kidney to you
  • Deceased donation – Patients most commonly receive a kidney from someone who passed away and had previously agreed to the gift of life by registering as an organ donor or had family members who agreed to donate the deceased’s organs.

Up-to-date donor information is available on the below websites:

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS):
www.unos.org/resources/patientResources.asp

Healthy Transplant:
www.healthytransplant.com