There are many opportunities for people who wish to donate organs or tissues. You may be interested in living donation, or you may be interested in donating your organs after you die.
Intermountain Medical Center offers living donor transplants for kidney and liver. You may be able to donate one of your kidneys or a portion of your liver to someone in need. Living donors can help to greatly reduce waiting times for recipients. They can also help others still waiting on the transplant list by increasing the number of organs available.
If you are interested in becoming living liver donor or a living kidney donor, please complete and submit a questionnaire using the link buttons on the right. After you submit the questionnaire, a representative from Intermountain Transplant Center will call you to discuss the living donation process.
Here's what you need to know when completing the Living Donor forms online:
- Complete as much information on each of the pages to the best of your knowledge.
- The information you complete on each page will be saved as you move to the next page.
- After 1 hour of inactivity, your session will timeout and your form will be sent with as much information as was filled out at that time.
- You may submit the form even if you do not have all the fields completed.
- Click the submit button and the form will be sent. You will only be able to submit a form once.
- A Transplant Patient Service Representative will contact you by telephone to review and confirm your information. You may provide any additional updates at that time.
To learn more about living donation, visit Frequently Asked Questions About Living Donation
Deceased Donor Registry
There are not absolute age limits to deceased organ donation, so even if you're 80 or 90 years you may still be a good donor. Medical evaluation of the potential donor is assessed at the time of death to determine organs which may be recovered, and organ donation is never discussed until this point. Whether or not you are an organ donor has no impact on the level of care you receive while in the hospital.
In Utah, you may register to be a donor at yesutah.org. Although your registration is legal consent for donation, it is advisable to talk to your family about your wishes. This conversation will give them comfort and a positive direction should this become a reality.