Living Donation

More than 108,000 people in the nation are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Many face a lengthy wait for an available organ. Relatives, friends and even individuals who wish to remain anonymous are heeding the call to serve as living donors. In fact, more than 5,700 transplants, in the U.S. were made possible in 2020 by living donors.

If you are considering living donation, it is critical to gather as much information as possible from various sources. We have provided resources to help you make an informed decision, one that is right for you.

Living donor Karon Sandberg shares how she saved her friend Mike’s life by donating her kidney. Today about one in four living donors is not related to their recipient.


Living donor transplant recipient, Bill McKenzie, shares how a living donor and friend gave him a second chance at life.