Living donors must go through a number of tests to determine if they are healthy enough to donate an organ, and to ensure they are making an informed decision. These include:
- Psychological exams
- Physical exams
- Blood tests
There are several benefits to living donations, including a shorter waiting time for the recipient. And, because of better genetic testing on living donations, there is less of a chance that the recipient’s body will reject the donated organ.
It is illegal to sell human organs for the purpose of transplantation.