Altruistic Living Donor
What is the Altruistic Living Donor Program?
The Altruistic Living Donor Program matches altruistic donors with recipients
awaiting transplantation. There are two types of altruistic donation;
directed and non-directed. For directed altruistic donation, the potential
donor may have some knowledge of the recipient for example through church,
synagogue or mutual acquaintance. With non-directed altruistic donation,
a donor wishes to donate a kidney to a person on the waiting list who
he or she does not know.
We consider altruistic living donation to be a very unique and special
situation since there are no obvious benefits to the potential donor.
The transplant team is available to fully evaluate all potential living
donors, whether living-related, emotionally-related or altruistic. The
Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division is experienced in the evaluation
and management of all living donors.