If I would like to donate a kidney to someone I know who is in need, how can I be tested to see if I am a match?

Within the United States, living donations of a kidney can be made to a family member, friend, or anyone on the waiting list. Living donations are arranged through one of several transplant centers throughout the U.S. Before anyone can be considered as a donor, the individual must undergo a complete physical, as well as a psychosocial evaluation by the transplant center where they intend to make the donation. United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a good source of living donor information, and the National Kidney Foundation.

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