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Kidney Transplant

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Celebrating over 50 years of transplant success, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, has more than 7,000 kidney transplants to our credit. Our program is among the largest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the world. You can trust us to put all this world-class experience and expertise into serving you – exceptionally well.

To learn more about kidney transplantation at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, please view our Adult Kidney Transplant Program fact sheet.

Have you ever considered giving the gift of life?
The Transplant Program recently made it easier to give back. We now offer a simple online health history questionnaire that starts the qualification process. Please understand that the completion of this form does not obligate or qualitfy you in any way.
What is a kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage kidney disease. Compared to having to be on dialysis, a transplant provides increased longevity and a markedly better quality of life.

More transplant patients than patients on dialysis are able to return to an active lifestyle in their community, school, or the workforce. In some situations, the improvement in survival with transplantation vs. dialysis is dramatic. This is true, for example, in patients with diabetes. In others, there are specific reasons why a transplant is preferred over dialysis—such as improved growth in children.

What is the history of kidney transplantation at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview?
  • Our first successful kidney transplant was done between twins in 1963.
  • Almost a decade later, immunosuppressive drugs were developed that allowed non-twin transplants.
  • We performed the world’s first kidney-pancreas transplant in 1966.
  • By mid 2012, we will have performed 75 nondirected kidney donor transplants. A nondirected donor is someone who donates a kidney to anyone who might need it. Learn more about our Living Donor Program.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 612-672-7270.

 

 

Doctors & Providers

Kidney Transplant Medicine

Kidney Transplant Surgery

Health Care Support

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.