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
- 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.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for kidney donation?
Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help manage kidney transplantation.
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.