More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease and close to three million may have type 1 diabetes. For many, transplant is a viable option for a better life.
At the UPMC Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, our main goal is to improve the lives of people who have renal (kidney) disease, problems from diabetes, or both.
As one of the nation's most active and experienced transplant programs, we have vast experience in kidney, pancreas, and combined kidney-pancreas transplants.
From thorough evaluation to world-class treatment, we provide a patient-centered approach to care throughout the entire transplant process. Your dedicated transplant team will guide and support you each step of the way.
Located in Pittsburgh and Erie, The UPMC Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program accepts self-referrals and physician referrals. What happens after your doctor refers you to UPMC's Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program?
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To schedule an evaluation for kidney donation, please complete the above “Register to Become a Living Donor” form, and a member of the transplant team will reach out to you in the near future.
When Anthony was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Eileen turned her words into action by becoming Anthony’s living-donor and giving him her kidney.
On December 4, 2013, Marc donated a kidney to his mom, Donna.