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Kidney Transplant

The Kidney Transplant Program is part of a multi-organ transplant center at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital that has provided the option of transplantation as treatment for end-stage renal disease since 1981. More than 1,000 patients have received kidney transplants at Sacred Heart.

Along with long-term care and guidance of kidney transplant patients, we provide follow up care for liver and pancreas patients. The Program is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and certified by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).

The Kidney Transplant Program at Sacred Heart is committed to:

  • Offering kidney transplantation as a treatment option for all patients with end-stage renal disease, regardless of race, religion, culture, socioeconomic status or source of referral.
  • Providing excellence in all aspects of care for candidates, recipients and living donors, including education, evaluation, preparation for transplant, transplant surgery and long-term support and follow-up after transplant.
  • Collaborating with the patients extended health care team to assure continuity of care.

Are you a candidate for transplant?

Kidney Transplant candidates are those:

  • Diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
  • Of fair health, with no active infections or other major medical problems.
  • Who have no contraindications: certain malignancies, liver, or heart disease.
  • Are socially responsible and compliant with medical treatment.