Living Donation

More than 100,000 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.

Of the more than 40,000 transplants in 2021, 6,500 transplants in the U.S. were made possible by living donors.

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.