Living Kidney Donation and Kidney Transplantation: Expert Q&A

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April is Donate Life Month and there are currently over 100,000 people in the US awaiting a kidney transplant. A donated kidney can make all the difference in the life of someone with kidney failure. Our experts talk about the transplant process and the benefits of living kidney donation. Learn more about organ donation.

Kidney Transplant Program

UChicago Medicine's Kidney Transplant Program is dedicated to offering the highest level of care. We continue to improve transplant medicine through our research, providing patients access to the newest therapies and treatments.

Learn more about the kidney transplant program

Transplant Programs and Resources

Kidney transplant patient Stewart Botsford (in bed) and his donor, Justin Maduena, visit with each other in Mitchell Hospital after their surgeries two days earlier on August 18, 2016, at University of Chicago Medicine

Organ Matching and Transplant Wait List Process

If you are a candidate for transplant, your name will be added to the national waiting list.

Rich Matula, kidney transplant patient, with his friend and kidney donor

Living Kidney Donation

For many patients waiting for a transplant, living donation is an alternative option that offers hope.

Helen Te, MD, Medical Director of the Adult Liver Transplant Program, with a patient

Living Liver Donation

Living liver donors can give part of their healthy liver to a transplant patient and end their long wait for treatment.