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The techniques used for renal procurement depend mainly on whether the donor is a live donor or a cadaveric donor. If it is a cadaveric donor the procedure is different depending on whether we are removing the kidneys only (isolated renal procurement) or the kidneys together with other organs (multivisceral procurement). We will first describe the technique used in living donor nephrectomy. Then, we will turn our attention to the cadaveric nephrectomy, covering both the removal of the kidneys alone and removal of the kidneys with other organs. Lastly, we will briefly comment on the latest innovative surgical technique – laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.