For Potential Kidney Donors
The kidney transplant process for donors
- "Giving the Gift of Life," a brochure about living kidney donation
Interested in kidney donation?
If you are interested in donating anonymously or to a Legacy transplant candidate, click here to get started. Please note that, while the recipient can provide us with the name or names of potential donors, it is up to you as a donor candidate to contact us to begin the process.
Next comes a visit with a transplant nephrologist (kidney doctor specializing in transplant) to identify the appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests.
You will undergo a thorough evaluation to determine compatibility and ensure your safety. If the evaluation finds you to be an incompatible donor there are still options available for donation, such as paired or chain transplantation.
Visit the Alliance for Paired Donation website.
If you are a compatible donor and the transplant team is in agreement, surgery is scheduled.
First, complete the online health history questionnaire. After completing the health history questionnaire, you may be asked to complete these additional forms: How to get ready for kidney donation, authorization to release health information, and blood pressure records. Click here for these forms.