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What is a living kidney donation?

"Most of us are born with two kidneys. However, a healthy person can live a normal, healthy life with just one kidney. This means that a healthy person can give (donate) a kidney to someone whose kidneys aren’t working. This gift is living kidney donation." (Canadian Blood Services website)

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Learn More About Becoming a Donor

Doctor and Patient

Kidney donations have certain myths associated with them. Learn more about them to help better inform your decision.


In order for a donation to be made, a donor needs to meet certain criteria.

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