Types of Kidney Donation

There are two basic types of living kidney donation—donating to help someone you know and donating to help someone you do not know (also known as Good Samaritan donation).

Helping Someone You Know

If you want to help someone that you know who is in imminent need of a transplant, there are three ways you can help get that person transplanted.

Helping Someone You Do Not Know

If you want to help someone that you do not know who is in imminent need of a transplant, there are three ways you can donate your kidney.