Rhode Island Hospital
- Transplant Center Team
- Our Services at the Transplant Center
Living Kidney Donor Program
- About Our Program
- Can I Donate a Kidney?
- What If I'm Not a Match?
- The Kidneys & How They Work
The Kidney Donation Process
- Donor Testing
- More Than One Potential Donor?
- Advantages & Risks of Living Kidney Donation
- Surgery & Recovery
- Special Considerations for Donors
- Kidney Donor Program in the News
- Transplant Center Research Update
- Delivering the Gift of Life for 25 Years
- Transplant Success Stories
Donor Evaluation Questionnaire
Thank you for your interest in Living Donor Kidney Donation at Rhode Island Hospital. We are committed to providing treatment options to our patients living with and managing end stage renal disease. A kidney from a live donor is the best treatment option, as these kidneys function better and last longer than kidneys from a deceased donor.
Who can be a donor?
- Related or unrelated to Recipient
- Minimum age 18.
- Free from
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Active cancer
- Kidney disease or recent kidney stones
- Chronic pain, or infection.
- Healthy weight
- Adequate social support, stable mental health and financial security.
- Active health insurance.
If you meet the criteria above and would like to be considered as a living kidney donor, please fill out the form below and someone from the transplant team will contact you. Please provide as much information as possible.