Donating a Kidney
A living donor needs to be:
- In good general health.
- Free from diseases that can damage the organs, such as diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or cancer.
- At least 18 years old, typically.
For more information on becoming a kidney donor, see:
- Transweb at www.transweb.org.
- National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.
- American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) at www.aakp.org.
- United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) at www.transplantliving.org.