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Living Donation

Living organ donation dates back to 1954, when a kidney from one twin was successfully transplanted into his identical brother. Today, the number of living organ donors is more than 6,000 per year. And one in four of these donors isn’t biologically related to the recipient.

By offering a kidney, lobe of a lung, portion of the liver, pancreas, or intestine, living donors offer their loved one or friend an alternative to waiting on the national transplant waiting list for an organ from a deceased donor. To learn more about living organ donation, choose an option below:

Transplants by Donor Type - All Organs
January 1, 1988 - October 31, 2012
Based on OPTN data as of January 25, 2013

Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction. Totals may be less than the sums due to patients included in multiple categories.

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