Living donors save lives!
The average wait time for a deceased donor transplant in the United States is five years. Approximately, 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant. By becoming a living donor, YOU can end the wait and save a life.
How to get started
We now provide a quick online health questionnaire that lets our team know more about you and your interest to become a living donor. Click the link(s) below to get started .
Watch to learn more
Here are 4 short videos explaining more about living donation and how you can be someone's hero.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Does a living kidney donor have to be related?
No, the living donor does not have to be related to the intended recipient. Only 50% of living donor surgeries that take place involve a related donor. A kidney transplant between a non-related donor and recipient can be just as successful as related donor and recipient.
Q: How long does the living donor evaluation take?
The evaluation starts by the donor completing basic blood work and urine tests at their convenience. Once this is completed, our clinic evaluation typically takes only one day. If additional testing is required, this may prolong the evaluation process.
Kidney donation workshop
Medical City Fort Worth’s living donor coordinators host a monthly virtual workshop entitled “Living Kidney Donation Workshop: Helping Your Donor Find You.”
The workshop begins at 1 PM on the last Friday of each month. Click here to join the workshop.
Medical City Transplant Institute Fort Worth
909 9th Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76104