I NEED A KIDNEY! Where do I start? | National Kidney Foundation
To donate a kidney, you must be in good health and have normal kidney function and anatomy. Donating To Someone You Know First, the potential transplant recipient must be evaluated for a transplant before any potential living donors can be considered. A hospital that does transplants (transplant center) needs to evaluate the person to make sure they're a good candidate for a transplant and that they would benefit from having a transplant.