Living Near Related Donors: Only immediate blood relations are accepted usually as donors viz., parents, siblings, children, grandparents and grandchildren (THOA Rules 2014). Spouse is also accepted as a living donor in the category of a near relative and is permitted to be a donor.
Living Non- near relative Donors: are other than a near relative of recipient or patient. They can donate only for the reason of affection and attachment towards the recipient or for any other special reason.
SWAP Donors: In those cases where the living near-relative donor is incompatible with the recipient, provision for swapping of donors between two such pairs exists, when the donor of first pair matches with the second recipient and donor of second pair matches with the first recipient This is permissible only for near relatives as donors.