Approximately 100,000 Americans are on the waitlist for a kidney transplant.
Living-donor kidney transplant:
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.
Call 412-647-5800, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Before the surgery, we make sure donors can return to living full and active lives with one kidney.
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As the nation's first pediatric transplant program, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has performed more pediatric transplants that any other pediatric center in the United States.Learn more about pediatric transplants