Living donation is another incredible way you can help save the life of someone waiting for an organ transplant. Through living donation, a living person can donate a kidney or part of the liver, lung, intestine or pancreas to another person in need of a transplant.
There are many factors to look at when considering living donation. Things such as blood type and overall health are factors when considering becoming a living donor. Each potential living donor must go through a full medical evaluation that includes lab tests, a physical examination, and a psychosocial examination. The decision about whether to accept the living donor is then made by the health care team at the transplant center.
Living donation is facilitated directly through transplant centers. For more information please contact one of the four transplant centers in our area.
Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S. Downing St., Suite 380
Denver, CO 80210
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
1719 E. 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Children’s Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Note: Selling human organs for the purpose of transplantation is illegal. Federal law stipulates that no person may be paid and/or receive valuable consideration for donating an organ.
Several additional local organizations provide information and services to both living donors and recipients.
American Transplant Foundation
Provides information and support for those on the wait list and those considering living donation or in the process of becoming a living donor through their Mentorship, Potential Living Donor Database, and Patient Assistance Programs.
National Kidney Foundation
Local Contact Information
Phone: (303) 757-0959
Address: 1391 Speer Boulevard Suite 250 – Denver, CO 80204