Each year, about one-third of the kidney transplant surgeries nationwide use a kidney given by a generous living donor.

At University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), about one third of our kidney transplants are living donor transplants.

Because living donor kidney transplant is so vital to keeping patients alive, we work to find new ways to make the surgery available to more people.

We have even developed new surgeries such as single-incision laparoscopic kidney donation surgery, so the procedure is easier and has a shorter recovery.

Learn more about living donor kidney surgery. You can also register for our workshop on living kidney donations.