Kidney Donation

Living Donation
Living donors are crucial to the survival of kidney transplant patients. In fact, more than half of LTC's transplanted patients received a kidney from a living donor. Kidney donation may be made to a family member, friend or even a total stranger. Living donors:

  • need to be 18 to 65 years of age and healthy
  • do not incur any costs for evaluation or hospitalization
  • receive a pretransplant health evaluation to insure the safety of the donor and the recipient
  • are typically in the hospital only one to two days; total recovery time is two to six weeks
  • typically return to work two to four weeks after surgery, depending on occupation
Altruistic Donation
Anyone can be a kidney donor, even if they do not know someone requiring a transplant. A willing donor can be confidentially matched with any individual in need of a kidney. Genetics and length of time on the transplant list are both considered as part of this process. The donor and recipient typically remain anonymous, although the pair can meet if both choose to do so.

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