Boston Medical Center has a well-established Living Donor Program and has completed more than 300 living donor kidney transplants.

Living donor kidney transplantation is an alternative to a recipient waiting on the deceased donor waiting list and remaining on dialysis. Kidney transplants from living donors generally offer recipients significantly better long-term survival than those from a deceased donor. 

Living donors can be family members, friends, or anonymous. They must be at least 18 years old.

To learn more about the Living Donation Program at Boston Medical Center, please contact us at or call Karen Curreri, Clinical Administrator for Transplant Surgery, 617-638-8368


At Boston Medical Center, all living donor candidates are encouraged to ask questions at any time. The Transplant Team provides education and support and works collaboratively to create a relationship that ensures donors feel comfortable. All donor candidates go through a thorough medical and psychosocial evaluation to help determine if living donation is safe and right for them. The healthcare provider team that performs this evaluation is separate from the intended recipient's care provider team, and all information is held in the strictest of confidence. A donor’s personal and medical information will not be shared with the potential recipient at any time. The intended recipient’s insurance covers the cost of the donor evaluation.

The Gift of Life guide provides helpful information for individuals who are considering living donation.

Interest in becoming a donor? Take the first step by filling out the Living Kidney Donor Questionnaire.

For more information, please contact us:

Phone: 617-638-8368 or 617-638-8430.

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Our Team

Transplant Surgeons

Sarah Meade, DO

Transplant Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Transplant Nephrologists

Jean M Francis, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney Transplant Program, Boston University Schoool of Medicine, Boston MA
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Sandeep Ghai, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Transplant Donor Surgeon

David S Wang, MD

Associate Professor of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine

Transplant Psychiatrist

Barbara J Horner, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Consultation- Liaison psychiatry, OB(Women’s health), Renal patients and Transplantation psychiatry

Transplant Coordinators

Karen A Curreri, RN, CCTC

Clinical Administrator for Transplant Surgery

Special Interests

Renal Transplant, Living Donation

Vladimir Doxy, RN

Transplant Coordinator

Special Interests

Renal Transplant and Hemodialysis

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Donor Resources

Living Donor Evaluation Process

The evaluation to be considered as a potential kidney donor is very thorough and includes interviews and examinations with several specialists.

Living Donor Forms and Donor Advocate Information

Donating a kidney is a courageous, generous act. Success rates are generally higher with living donor transplantation. If you’d like to be considered for living donation, please complete the Living Kidney Donor Questionnaire below. For additional information about the Living Donation Program at Boston Medical Center, please contact us at or call Karen Curreri, Clinical Administrator for Transplant Surgery, at 617.638.8368.

Helpful Links

The Gift of Life – Living Donor Kidney Transplant is designed to address some of the considerations that arise when thinking about kidney donation. What kind of medical conditions would prevent me from donating? What does the surgery entail? These and many other questions are covered in this guide.

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