Yes, You can be a living donor for a kidney or part of your liver.

​Although you can not be paid for donating a kidney, there are programs that can help you with travel and hotel costs

Living Donor Assistance Eligibility Guidelines

Kidney.Org Financial Resources for Living Donors and Transplant Recipients
Georgia Transplant Foundation Living Donor Assistance

Disability Coverage: Living donors are typically responsible for any time lost from work, unless their employer is able to provide paid leave or allow the donor to use short-term disability.


State by State Federal and State Time Off Rules and Regulations

You will not need to be on any medications following the donation other than the pain meds. Usually, donors only need this for a week or two after the surgery.

No, you can drink the same amount as you did before.

No, it will not.

We generally suggest 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.  This is something you can discuss with your surgeon at your follow up visit after surgery.

Yes you do.  You can contact your human resources department for details.  Your paperwork can be filled out by your surgeon.

The cost for this is covered 100% by the recipient’s insurance.


University of Minnesota – Transplant, Solid Organ


You reduce the need for the recipient to go on or stay on dialysis.
Transplants from living donors are often more successful because of having a better match and it cuts down the amount of time the kidney is cut off from blood supply.  Remember, your surgery is happening the same time as the donor’s surgery in the room right next door.  Once the kidney is taken out, it goes right into the recipient.

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