Living Organ Donation

Most of us are born with two kidneys. However, a healthy person can live a normal, healthy life with just one. This means that a healthy person can give a kidney to someone whose kidneys aren’t working. This gift is living kidney donation. 

Healthy adults may also be able to become living liver donors after extensive medical testing. Up to one half of the donor’s liver is surgically removed and transplanted into a recipient in need.