Organs & Tissues
for Life

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Living donation

Most of us are born with two kidneys. However, a healthy person can live a normal, healthy life with just one kidney. This means that a healthy person can give (donate) a kidney to someone whose kidneys aren’t working. This gift is living kidney donation.

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Deceased donation

Deceased organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ, at the time of the donor's death, for the purpose of transplantation to another person. A single organ donor has the potential to provide as many as eight organs for transplant.

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