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UC Davis Transplant Center

UC Davis Transplant Center

The Benefits of Living Donation

•  The live donor kidney is the best quality kidney.

•  A living donor transplant will eliminate the long wait time on the national deceased donor waiting list.

•  Living donation maximizes the chance for a recipient to receive a transplant before the need dialysis.

•  A living donor transplant may be the only option to avoid dialysis.

•  Live donor kidneys last twice as long. Live donor kidneys transplanted today will function for an average of 20 years.

•  The surgery can be timed for the optimal health of the recipient and for donor convenience.

•  The live donor operation is safe for the donor.