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What is the difference between a living donor and a deceased donor organ donation?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Live pre/post

Living donor donations involve a living doner giving one of a paired organ (like a kidney) or a piece of the liver to the recipient.
The process involves all the same tissue matching tests as with a deceased donor, but is potientially more readily available thru screening living relatives or friends.

In brief: Live pre/post

Living donor donations involve a living doner giving one of a paired organ (like a kidney) or a piece of the liver to the recipient.
The process involves all the same tissue matching tests as with a deceased donor, but is potientially more readily available thru screening living relatives or friends.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
One of the most blessed things you can do is to give an organ to a loved one, or give the organs of a deceased family member so that others may live.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Life

A living donor is alive.
They donate some or part of their vital organs, recover from surgery and go home. A deceased donor is dead. They passed away and they decided to donate their organs to people in need. In kidney donation, usually organs from living donors last longer than organs from deceased donors. In any other type of transplant the living donated organ is only a partial organ.

In brief: Life

A living donor is alive.
They donate some or part of their vital organs, recover from surgery and go home. A deceased donor is dead. They passed away and they decided to donate their organs to people in need. In kidney donation, usually organs from living donors last longer than organs from deceased donors. In any other type of transplant the living donated organ is only a partial organ.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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