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Parents, children, husbands, wives, friends, co-workers–even total strangers–can be living donors.

Living donor candidates should be:

  • In good physical and mental health
  • At least 18 years old
  • Be willing to donate: No one should feel that they MUST donate
  • Be well informed: A good donor candidate has a solid grasp of the risks, benefits, and potential outcomes, both good and bad, for both the donor and recipient
  • Have a good support system

Transplant program assess the medical and psychosocial health of potential living donors.

Learn more about who can be a living donor.

Transplant programs also require written informed consent process that informs the prospective living donor of all aspects of and potential outcomes from living donation.

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