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Mother and Daughter

Living Donation

Enjoying Sunset
Holding Hands

Living donation of an organ is the best possible scenario:  both the organ donor and recipient remain alive and well after the procedure! In our book, we include the story of a mother who donated a kidney to her daughter, but living donation is possible between unrelated people as well. Kidneys are the most common organ donated by a living donor, and many tissues (such as blood, bone marrow, or skin) can also be safely donated, saving many lives! Living donation is an ethical transplant option as long as no one is coerced.

The medical definition of “tissue” is a group or layer of similar specialized cells that together perform a specialized function. 
Organs are complex collections of tissues that work together as a unit to perform a particular function
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