Your Health: Living Kidney Donation


More than 101,000 people are on the national kidney transplant waiting list. University of Maryland transplant surgeon Dr. David Leeser discusses living kidney donation and how it saves lives. Dr. Leeser specializes in removing donor kidneys through a single incision in the belly button, leaving the donor with a barely visible scar. Learn more about living kidney donation at


David B. Leeser, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
University of Maryland Medical Center

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