An individual who wishes to donate one of their kidneys to anyone on Sentara Norfolk General Hospital's kidney transplant waiting list will be considered a non-directed or anonymous living kidney donor. This individual will go through the same process that all living donors complete. In addition, they will be subjected to mandatory waiting periods, a formal psychosocial evaluation by a psychologist, and be required to sign a statement in which they agree not to pursue the identity of the recipient.
There is a one-year waiting period after successful donation before the kidney donor and recipient can meet. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital's Transplant Center staff will facilitate this and all three parties will need to agree upon this meeting. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital's Transplant Center will cover all costs of the work up. If you are interested in becoming a non-directed kidney donor, use our online screening tool
, or contact the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Transplant Center at (757) 668-3906 or 1-800-865-7644 for more information.
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, offered at no additional charge.