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Living Donors - The Gift of Life

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.

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.


Becoming a Living Kidney Donor

If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, please complete a candidate profile.

Complete an online candidate profile.

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 or complete the candidate profile. 

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.

Comprehensive Transplant Organ Donor's Brochure

Learn about the living kidney donation process. Know what to expect including comprehensive testing, surgery and recovery.

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