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Kidney Donation

If you’re a candidate for kidney donation, we aim to provide you with the safest and most effective means of organ removal to ensure a successful kidney transplant to your friend or loved one. 

Kidney Donation: What You Need to Know

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  • There is a dire need for more organ donors. A new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
  • Most donations involve only one kidney — both the donor and recipient can lead long, healthy lives with just one functioning kidney.
  • The transplanted kidney may come from either a living or deceased donor.
  • Kidneys are usually donated through a procedure called laparoscopic nephrectomy.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for kidney donation?

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Our Physicians


Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help manage kidney transplantation.

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Our Treatments


Our foremost goal is to provide the safest and most effective means of organ removal to ensure successful kidney transplantation to your loved one. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is a minimally invasive technique that offers less pain, a shorter hospital stay and earlier return to work.


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