Mother and Daughter

Living Donation

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! 

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