Deanna Santana, Living Donor

Living Donation

Living donation is another incredible way you can help save the life of someone waiting for an organ transplant. As a living donor, you are sparing a patient a potentially long, uncertain wait on the national organ transplant waiting list. Relatives, loved ones, friends, and even individuals who wish to remain anonymous may serve as living donors. In fact, over 7,400 transplants were made possible in 2019 by living donors.

Being a living donor is one of the most generous things you can do. For more information, please contact the following transplant centers in our service area:

  • Vanderbilt University Transplant Center
  • UT Medical Center’s Center for Transplant Services
  • VA National Transplant Program-Nashville
  • Saint Thomas Kidney Transplant Center
  • Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center

For more information about living donation:


I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
– Maya Angelou