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University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program, part of University Hospitals Transplant Institute, has more than 40 years of excellence in living donor kidney transplant. We have been performing transplant surgeries since 1968, and take pride in the experience and expertise of our highly trained staff.
Among the nation’s leading academic medical centers, UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a nationally recognized leader in medical research and education.
The statistics are startling: At any time in the U.S., more than 100,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Organs donated from those who have recently died do not keep up with the number of people needing transplants.
Living donor kidney transplant takes place when a living person such as a sibling, parent, adult child or someone unrelated, such as a friend or coworker, donates a kidney. Compared to kidneys from the deceased-donor kidney list, living donor kidneys last longer and have better kidney function. Wait time is frequently substantially shorter for living donor transplants as well. When donors are not compatible, the donor-recipient pair can enroll in the kidney-exchange program to find a match as well.
Living kidney donation is performed laparoscopically, minimizing incision size. Most donors are in the hospital for a few days, and return to work in a few weeks.
Our Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled medical experts who are experienced in living kidney donation:
UH sets the standard in living donor kidney transplant as we continue to investigate state-of-the-art ways to improve transplant outcomes.
Immediate access is vital for patients to consider living donor kidney transplant as an option for treatment of kidney failure. Transplant procedures and follow-up care are performed at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Request information from the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program by calling 216-983-5138.
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