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Living Donors - The Gift of Life

What Kidney Donors Need to Know: Before, During and After Donation | Q&A with Dr. Fawaz Al Ammary

Transplant nephrologist Fawaz Al Ammary discusses live kidney donation, including the evaluation process and qualifications to become a donor, common misconceptions, medical concerns and long term effects of kidney donation.

Today, living organ donation is a viable option for many transplant patients, yet the number of people waiting for a transplant far exceeds the number of donors. There are many benefits for both the donor and the recipient, such as improved health and better quality of life. 

At the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, we excel in live kidney donations. In fact, in 1995, our specialists developed the least invasive live donor surgical procedure called a laparoscopic nephrectomy. This procedure requires only four small incisions. To become a living kidney donor, please call 410-614-9345.

The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center also specializes in live liver donations. If you are interested in becoming a live liver donor, please call 410-614-2989.

To become a living kidney donor, call 410-614-9345.

Watch Dylan Matthews' story: Why I  gave my kidney to a stranger.

Read one donor's story at the Living Legacy of Maryland's website.

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