Education and Support for Donors

We are dedicated to ensuring that patients and donors understand what's happening every step of the way. Transplant surgery is a big procedure whether you're the donor or recipient. Our team is here to support you along the way.

At the hospital, you'll have access to a range of educational resources, along with guidance from our transplant coordinators, social workers, and medical professionals. You can also get referrals to counselors and chaplains to help you through the emotional and social aspects of donation.

Learn More about Being a Living Donor

The donation process

Financial and housing resources

  • Ronald McDonald House offers lodging to families traveling to the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsbugh of UPMC for medical treatment. You can find support if you need to travel for the procedure.
  • National Living-Donor Assistance Center provides help in covering additional costs related to organ donation. Although donors don't have to pay for the surgery or testing, you may need to pay for lodging and any follow-up medical care.
  • PassportCare offers assistance to help you with transportation, lodging, translation, and spiritual needs during your time with us.