How can donated kidneys be obtained?

A kidney transplant can be obtained two ways:

  • Deceased donation – Patients most commonly receive a kidney from someone who passed away and had previously agreed to give the gift of life by registering as an organ donor or had family members who agreed to donate the deceased’s organs.
  • Living renal donation – A relative, friend, or loved one may offer to donate a kidney to you. Learn more about our Living Kidney Donation Program. Download and complete our Kidney Transplant Referral Data Sheet