In addition to deceased donor transplants, patients may also receive organs from living donors. Living donation offers an alternative for individuals awaiting transplantation from a deceased donor and increases the existing organ supply.
To learn more, choose an option below:
For more information about living donation, talk to your transplant team to see if it is an option for you, and read the following brochures:
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