Kidney transplant program

Patient guides

Download our guides on kidney donation and transplantation for additional reading.

The Hume-Lee Transplant Center has created one of the nation’s most successful kidney transplant programs. We have transplanted close to 3,000 patients since 1967 and perform more than 100 kidney transplants a year, based on organ availability.

Kidney transplantation is not a cure for end-stage renal disease, but an alternative treatment choice for your disease. Other options include hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

The kidney transplant program offers:

  • Deceased donor kidney transplant (previously known as cadaveric kidney transplant)
  • Living donor kidney transplant (living related and living unrelated)
  • Living donor paired exchange (also called living donor swap)
  • Living/deceased donor exchange
  • Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants (both organs come from a deceased donor)
  • Pancreas after kidney transplants
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, using minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove the donated kidney