Donating your kidney
Kidneys are the most commonly donated organs by living people, and about a third of all kidney transplants carried out in the UK are from living donors.
In the UK living kidney transplants have been performed since 1960 and currently around 1,100 such operations are performed each year, with a very high success rate. A kidney transplant can transform the life of someone with kidney disease.
Interested in becoming a living kidney donor?
Here's what you need to do:
- Watch the Transplant TV films
- Browse the information below to find out more about what is involved
- Register your interest using the links provided
Become a living kidney donor
How living organ donors change lives
Read about people like Anaya, whose young life was saved when a stranger came forward as a living donor.
Help promote living donation
Order or download a range of materials, including faith-specific leaflets.
Download our fact sheets
We have a range of living kidney donation fact sheets available if you would prefer to download information to read offline.