Living Organ Donation

Today, more than 110,000 adults and children are on the national waiting list for a kidney or liver transplant. Tragically, because there’s such a shortage of donor organs, an average of 18 people die every day while they’re waiting.

Living organ donationcan help change all that, providing a second chance for a healthier, longer life to someone with end-stage kidney or liver disease.

UMass Memorial’s organ transplant program is a pioneer in living-donor organ donation, making this lifesaving procedure easier, safer and more accessible than ever. Importantly, as one of the most experienced donor transplant teams in the Northeast, we have a track record of excellent outcomes—including a 100% living donor survival rate—which we trust gives you the confidence that you’ll be in good hands here.

Become A Living Donor

Learn more about being a living organ donor

We have produced comprehensive handbooks about what’s involved in being a living kidney donor. You can download a PDF to your computer, or request a hard copy.