Introduction to Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
We are the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center. We want to offer options to patients whose kidneys have stopped working. Please view our website and fill out transplant form.
What are your kidneys and what do they do?
Your kidneys are located on each side of your back. Your kidneys clean your blood and remove extra fluid from your body. Kidney failure is when your kidneys stop working. When your kidneys fail, you need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
What is a kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant is taking a kidney from someone and putting it into your body. It can be from someone who is alive or has died. This kidney will do the work that your kidneys can’t.
The benefits of kidney transplant include:
- Better quality of life
- Patients live Longer compared to patients receiving dialysis
- Shorten, if not avoid, your time on dialysis.
What is a living donor transplant?
Living donor is someone alive that donates one of their kidneys. This person can be a family member, friend or stranger. A living donor transplant can last twice as longer than deceased donor transplant. It can last 20 years or more. You can also receive your transplant sooner because you don’t have to wait for a deceased donor.
How do I find a living donor?
- Tell your family, friends, and strangers. Ask them to be a donor and/or help you find a donor.
- Post on social media sites.
- Create tee shirts, bumper stickers, posters, personal letters, business cards about your need for a kidney transplant.
How do i start the process for a kidney transplant?
It is simple! You can click one of the forms below or call (212)305-6964 to speak with one of our transplant specialist.