Presbyterian transplant kidney doctors, surgeons and coordinators have extensive experience with living kidney donation. Living kidney donor transplantation offers recipients an alternative to waiting for a deceased-donor kidney. Recipients benefit from living donor kidney transplants by being able to be transplanted sooner and experience fewer complications. In general, living donor kidneys will function longer than deceased donor kidneys. Most living kidney donors are family members and friends of a potential kidney transplant recipient, but they do not need to be related. Some donors come forward with no specific recipient in mind, these donors are considered altruistic, or non-directed donors.