By Share Your Wishes, Jan 17 2018 02:43PM
Most people waiting for a transplant need a kidney. #ShareYourWIshes with your families about Organ Donation.
Kidneys are also the most common organ donated by a living person. About a third of all kidney transplants carried out in the UK are from living donors.Living donation is when someone donates one of their organs – usually a kidney - to someone else, whilst they are still alive. Most of us can live perfectly well with only one kidney, and yet nearly all of us have two.
Most often living donors are close relatives or a friend of the recipient, but you can still donate an organ to someone you do not know. Our friends at Give a Kidney will be able to provide more information on this.
You can also donate part of your liver.