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If you are considering donation to a family member or friend, the living donor team at Carolinas Medical Center are here to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We can be reached at 704-355-3602.

The first successful transplant was done in 1954 from a sibling and since then, living donation has always been an option. Several follow-up studies have been done on people who have donated one of their kidneys. According to these findings, more than 90 percent overwhelmingly report that the experience was a positive one and worthwhile. Furthermore, many report that having gone through it, they would do it again.

Paired Donation - Ryan and Belinda

paired donation

Ryan Cress and Belinda Robinson were complete strangers, but now share a common bound after participating in a paired kidney donor exchange at the Transplant Center at Carolinas Medical Center. Watch as they share their story and how this process has changed their lives at a recent reunion of both families.

Watch as Ryan and Belinda share their story

It's been six years since my surgery and I remain free of any related problems from having done so. Because of my experience I encourage others to consider becoming a donor should the need arise.
- Donor LS, (gave to mom)
My sister, the recipient of my kidney, and I are doing wonderful. She is healthy and active, which is one of the pleasures that I have of donating my kidney.
- Donor DH, (gave to sister)
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