Living donation involves giving an organ and/or a tissue to someone who needs a transplant. Most donors are:
Before you can become a living donor, we:
Non-directed altruistic kidney donation is when you volunteer to give a kidney to someone you do not know. To become a non-directed altruistic kidney donor, you must be:
Before you are registered, you will have a chance to "opt out" of the altruistic donor chain scheme, if you wish.
Directed altruistic donation is when you offer to donate your kidney or part of your liver to someone you don’t know, who needs a transplant.
To find out more about being a living donor for someone on the NHS waiting list:
The nurses will be able to guide you through the process and answer your questions. Making a phone-call does not commit you to making a donation and there will be no pressure for you to continue.