Living kidney donation

A kidney from a living donor is an amazing gift of life. Living donor kidneys function better and longer than those from deceased donors and save years of waiting for a kidney. Family, spouses and friends can donate a kidney.

The potential kidney donor will undergo a series of medical tests to see if their kidney is compatible with you.


Laparoscopic removal of the donor kidney provides a quicker return to work and normal activities than other techniques.

Connie Dorman : A living donor story

Connie Dorman of Longview was able to receive her path to a better life through a living donor. Connie explains how this gift of life from a friend helped her get a kidney sooner and get back to doing the things she loves.

Click here to see Connie’s story.