Living donation offers another choice for transplant candidates, and it saves two lives: the recipient and the patient who moves up on the national transplant waiting list. Kidney and liver patients who are able to receive a living donor transplant can receive an organ much sooner, often in less than a year.
Deceased donation is the process of giving an organ (or part of an organ), tissue or eye at the time of the donor’s death, for transplantation to another person. By signing up to be a donor, you can give life to others. Unless under the age of 18, understand that your family cannot override your decision.