Living Donor Center

The doctors and staff of the Living Donor Center at Houston Methodist are committed to educating, inspiring and supporting those who have decided to give the ultimate gift of life through kidney donation. This is a major decision that involves emotional and spiritual, as well as physical considerations. We are here to support both donors and recipients throughout the entire living donation process.

Our service to donors and recipients begins with education, ensuring that they understand all aspects of living donation and answering all their questions, whether it is leading up to or after surgery. We also complete an extensive evaluation of the donor's health condition, mental state and reasons for donating to ensure that he or she is physically, psychologically and emotionally prepared for the experience.

In some cases, patients who need kidney transplants are unable to be matched with living donors. For these patients, our Donor Exchange Program can coordinate a paired kidney exchange. This type of donation consists of two or more kidney donor/recipient pairs whose blood types are not compatible and the two recipients trade donors so each can receive a kidney with a compatible blood type.

Learn more about organ donation.


MAPS & DIRECTIONS

Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
6550 Fannin St.
Smith Tower, 12th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
Scheduling: 713.441.5451