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Kidney donation

By becoming a kidney donor, you could save a life. Find out everything you need to know about kidney donation.

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There are many ways in which you can donate a kidney and help to save someone's life. With roughly 1,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant at any one time, and a median wait time of 2.2 years, your donation can make a significant impact.

Australia currently has an incredibly high success rate for organ transplants. The survival rate within the first five years after a surgery is about 90% for patients, and about 80% for transplanted kidneys.

An introduction to kidney donation by living donors booklet.

Kidney transplants

Organ and tissue donation is a life-saving and life-transforming medical process. Organs and/or tissues are removed from a donor and transplanted into someone who is very ill or dying from organ failure.

Anyone can register as a donor, including elderly people and those with chronic conditions. Only a few medical conditions prevent organ donation, and each case is assessed individually at the time.