Benefits of Living Donation
• Avoid the 3-5 year waiting period on the deceased donor list.
• Plan the transplant before the recipient needs dialysis. Research shows that the less time a person is on dialysis, the longer a transplanted kidney will function.
• Live donor kidney lasts about 15-20 years, while the average deceased donor kidney lasts 10-15 years
• The surgery can be timed for the optimal health of the recipient and for donor convenience.