Living donation is a way for people to receive a particular organ and/or tissue for transplants.
It can offer an alternative to waiting on the national transplant waiting list for an organ from a deceased donor.
Like retrieving organs from a deceased donor, it does mean carrying out major surgery. However results are successful.
Before you can become a living donor, we will carefully assess you to make sure
What you can donate
Kidneys are the most common organ donated by a living person. About a third of all kidney transplants carried out in the UK are from living donors. A healthy person can lead a normal life with one working kidney.
Download our Could I be a living kidney donor? FAQs
You can also donate part of your liver as a living person, although this is less common than living kidney donation.
As a living donor you can donate your bone and amniotic membrane.
To become a living kidney or liver donor:
To become a tissue donor: