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.