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Living Donor

Living Donor Program

You Can Save a Life

There are over 122,000people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in the United States. You can save a person’s life by becoming a living donor.

With the shortage of deceased donor organs, transplant waiting lists are getting longer and longer. Medical science has made it possible to take a kidney or part of a liver from a living donor and transplant it into a person in need. This means that patients don't have to wait for years to receive a transplant while becoming more ill.

The people who donate part of themselves (donors) to save the life or improve the quality of life of another (recipients) commit an act of great compassion and generosity. They are giving the gift of life!

Living Donor Kidneys Provide Better Outcomes

Patients who receive a kidney transplant live longer and have a better quality of life than patients on dialysis. A kidney transplant from a living donor starts working faster, lasts longer, and can extend a patient’s life span compared to individuals who receive a kidney from a deceased donor.

Only Living Liver Donation Program in South Texas

Living liver donation is when a person donates a portion of their liver to someone in need of a liver transplant. This allows patients to be transplanted before their liver disease gets worse.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, contact a living donor coordinator at 210-567-5777 or toll free at 1-888-336-9633 for more information.

For more in-depth information about living donor transplantation, please refer to our Living Donor Education Guides (Living Kidney Guide, Living Liver Guide), or talk to our team about attending one of our Transplant Classes.