About Living Donation

Of the approximate 10,000 Texans awaiting a lifesaving transplant, more than 8,500 (85%) of them could be saved through living donation

A living donor is an option for patients who otherwise may face a lengthy wait for an organ from a deceased donor. Kidney and liver transplant candidates who are able to receive a living donor transplant can receive an organ much sooner, often in less than a year.

To spare an individual a long and uncertain wait, relatives, loved ones, friends, and even individuals who wish to remain anonymous may serve as living donors.

Learn more about Living Donation at Donate Life Texas.

Camden Underwood

Living Kidney Donor

All I was told was they would need one. I was good with that. The whole experience was very rewarding.

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Senator Kelly Hancock

Living Kidney Recipient

Organ donation is a critical need for our state, but in this season of gratitude and giving, it’s one we can meet head-on if we work together and look out for one another.

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Kym Rakowtiz

Two-time Living Donor

I told everyone that I would be back to donate my liver. It wasn’t long before I was calling the transplant center and asking how long I needed to wait between donation.

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Learn More About Living Donation

The Donate Life Texas registry is distinct and separate from any living donor registries or opportunities. Any decision about donating an organ should be made only with complete information on the possible risks and benefits. We offer these links as a helpful start to learn more:

National Kidney Registry

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