To consider donating one of your kidneys to a friend or family member is an unselfish act that could result in changing the life of someone with kidney failure.
Were it not for living donors, many patients awaiting kidney transplantation would never receive a kidney. There is a very long waiting list for cadaver kidneys, which are donated at the time of death. Since 1972, the Sentara Norfolk General Kidney Transplant Program has performed more than 1,800 transplants. More than 200 patients have received their kidney from a living person.
A living donor may be a blood relative, spouse or a friend. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, please use our online screening tool.