An individual may choose to donate a kidney or part of their liver. This is known as living donation. Living donations are voluntary and both donor and recipient undergo vigorous investigations. The donor is usually a blood relation or spouse.

A transparent assessment by a qualified medical practitioner will be conducted to determine the eligibility of the potential living donor. Several screenings will be conducted to assess the health status of the donor and the suitability of the prospective organ recipient. This is to ensure safety and health of both donor and recipient.

In Malaysia, living related donation is only allowed from family members such as parents, siblings or children. However, if the potential donor has no family relation, an application must be submitted to the National Transplant Resource Centre (NTRC) and approval from the Ministry of Health Malaysia shall be obtained prior to the donation.

Transplant Centers offering living donation services



Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Kidney Transplant Center

Hospital Selayang

Liver Transplant Center

Hospital Tunku Azizah Kuala Lumpur

Paediatric Liver Transplant Center



University Malaya Medical Centre

Liver and Kidney Transplant Center

Hospital UiTM

Kidney Transplant Center