Approximately 100,000 Americans are on the waitlist for a kidney transplant.
Living-donor kidney transplant:
Call 412-647-5800, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are two options for kidney transplants: living donors and deceased donors. With some kidney transplants, surgeons remove the organ from a deceased donor. At UPMC, we believe in the power of living donation and consider it a first-line treatment option.
During a living-donor kidney transplant, a surgeon will remove a healthy kidney from a living donor — whether a relative, friend, or stranger — and transplant it into the person with kidney failure.
To schedule an evaluation for kidney donation, please complete the “Register to Become a Living Donor” form below, and a member of the transplant team will reach out to you in the near future.Register to become a living donor.
UPMC is pleased to offer the opportunity for potential living kidney donors to speak with someone who has already been a living donor. If you’d like to connect with a mentor who can share their personal experience with you, please reach out to Cherie Peters, living donation liaison, at email@example.com or 412-215-2051.
Before the surgery, we make sure donors can return to living full and active lives with one kidney.
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