In California, thousands of people are in need of kidney transplants. While many are successfully transplanted each year, the growing need exceeds the number of kidneys available from deceased donors.
Many Californians want to help but don’t know how. They may not know how living donation works, or may have heard that living kidney donors must be blood relatives of their recipients. And they may be surprised to know that some living kidney donors can help not just one, but many people receive a new lease on life by initiating a chain of kidney transplants.
Seeking to help more California residents receive life-saving kidney transplants, our government and transplant community leaders invite Californians to be educated about the need for kidney donation, get informed about the risks and benefits of being a living kidney donor, and be guided through the donation process by our state’s world-class kidney transplant centers.