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Living Kidney & Liver Donations

Kidney Donations

At UVA, we performed our first living kidney donation in 1969. Since 1998, we have offered living donors the option of laparoscopic surgery, which involves the use of a small video camera and very thin surgical tools. This allows your surgeon to use very small incisions to remove the kidney. This approach, although not suitable for all patients, offers a shortened recovery time and faster wound healing.

We also now perform living donor transplants even when the donor and recipient are blood type-incompatible or recipients are cross-match positive. These types of transplants were unavailable in the past.

Interested in Becoming a Donor?

Fill out this form to become a kidney donor.

Liver Donations

Living donor liver transplants have been performed in the United States since 1989 and here at UVA since 1999.

Interested in Becoming a Donor?

Fill out a form to become a liver donor.


Call 800.543.8814 and ask for our living donor coordinator.