Learn how you can save a life. Become
an altruistic organ donor.
Plus, how do people qualify to donate? Our
donor guide explains the process.
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England Organ Bank
Traditionally, living donors have been immediate family members. Due to the success of living donation and the lack of kidney availability, the donor pool has been expanded to include the following:
To qualify as a donor you must:
A comprehensive evaluation will be completed to ensure that each donor is healthy enough to donate. While attempting to help all the patients waiting on our list for a kidney, we would only proceed with surgery if it were at a minimal risk to you.
Overall health and well being are of primary concern to the transplant team when evaluating kidney donors. Ultimately, it is the decision of the transplant team whether a potential donor is a suitable candidate.
Things a donor should consider