Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Donate a Kidney to a Loved One or Stranger

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Deciding to donate a kidney is an intensely personal decision with priceless benefits to you, your recipient and potentially to others in need of a kidney transplant. Research shows that people who receive kidneys from living donors live longer and have fewer complications than those who receive kidneys from deceased donors. The Duke kidney transplant team can help you understand the kidney donation process. Should you decide to donate your kidney to someone you know, or if you prefer to be an altruistic, non-directed donor (meaning you do not have an intended recipient -- that is, donating to a stranger), we will be with you every step of the way.