The selfless act of the gift of life

Living organ donation is when a living person donates an organ or a part of an organ for transplantation into another person. Most living donors donate one of their kidneys, part of their liver, and rarely part of a lung, intestine or pancreas.

As a living donor, you can:

  • Shorten the wait for a transplant patient
  • Improve the chances of transplant success
  • Know that you have helped save a person’s life


To learn more and see if you are a candidate for living organ donation, make an appointment with our Transplant Center today.

For transplant recipients, click here to learn how our rich history of pioneering world-first discoveries has helped to save countless transplant patient lives in Virginia and around the world. 


Transplant recipient stories

See how two transplant recipient’s stories changes lives and touches many hearts


Directed organ donation

A son gives his mother the ultimate gift: a life-saving kidney that will allow her to survive and thrive, while strengthening their already close bond.

Paired organ donation

When Artice learned she was not a proper match for her sister, the staff at the Hume-Lee Transplant Center found another way she could donate her kidney that would ensure her sister received the kidney she needed.

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