Organ Donation and Transplantation
Organ Donations and Transplantations save thousands of lives each year. The active kidney patient waiting list is at almost 100,000. Therefore, awareness, donations and transplants are even more crucial to save lives.
What is organ donation and transplantation?
Organ donation and transplantation is the surgical removal of an organ or tissue from a person (the donor) and placing the organ in another person (the recipient). Transplantation becomes necessary because the recipientís organ(s) have failed and they need new ones to continue living.
Organ donation used to be only possible after you die. However, today you can become a living kidney organ donor.
At the Ben Williams Foundation, we focus on kidney donations and transplantation. Kidney transplants are the best treatments for those in end-stage renal disease Ė kidney failure. Itís not a cure, but itís their best choice of having a better life.
Be an Organ Donor
Have you ever thought about organ donation? Learn more about organ donation.
Have questions about the transplantation process? Learn more here about kidney transplants.
Be a Living Donor
Learn more about being a living donor and donating a kidney while alive. You could save a life.