Living donation is the process of transplanting a kidney from a healthy individual into a person with kidney failure. Living donors can be family members (living- related donors) or people with whom you have an emotional connection such as a spouse or a friend (living unrelated donors). Often described as "The Gift of Life," living donation gives recipients freedom from dialysis and allows them to enjoy a longer life, full of energy and productivity. For the donor, this is a precious gift to give, but one that requires careful consideration.
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When you decide to proceed, you will be working with at team of dedicated professionals who are committed to your well being. The UC Davis Transplant Team proudly contributes to the 15,000 kidney transplants performed each year in the United States – of which more than 40 percent come from living donors. We look forward to working with you and your loved one toward a successful living donor transplant.