Living kidney donation

"Since performing the first kidney transplant in 1968, the MHH has established itself as one of the most experienced and largest transplant centers in Germany and Europe. Today, kidney transplantation represents a standard therapy procedure for end-stage renal failure. In close interdisciplinary cooperation, especially with the colleagues of the Department of Nephrology at the MHH, kidney transplantation is offered for all common indications after appropriate evaluation of the cause of kidney failure and assessment of the health status of the potential recipient. In addition to conventional transplantation of an organ referred via the waiting list, this also includes living donor kidney transplantation.

Since the turn of the millennium, more than 3,300 kidney transplants have been performed at the MHH. The proportion of living donations during this period was approximately 25%. In principle, only people who are of age and capable of giving consent can donate part of their liver if they are obviously (e.g. first or second degree relatives, spouses, registered civil partners, fiancées) or emotionally (close friends) close to the recipients. Furthermore, there must be consent for a living donation and the donor must be suitable according to an extensive medical assessment.

Please contact us personally, gladly also for a second opinion!"

Senior physician Dr. N. Richter, Head of divisions Transplantat surgery

Telefon 0511 532 6534 E-Mail Richter.Nicolas(at)  



For more detailed information on the organizational process, you can also refer to the following pages.