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The living kidney donation option

Medical illustration of living kidney donation

The living-kidney donation option
Feb. 12, 2020

In honor of National Donor Day on Feb 14th, the latest episode of Mayo  Clinic Q&A takes a look at living-donor kidney transplant.

While 6,000 people chose living-kidney donation in 2018, experts say the pool of potential donors is still untapped. Educating would-be donors and recipients about the advantages of living donation is key.

Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, discusses the living kidney donation option.