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Why explore kidney transplant centers?

Because kidney transplant centers where more patients do well is where you will most likely do well too. Kidney transplant centers have:

  • Different success:
    How many patients live long, how long kidney transplants last and how well patients recover are different across kidney transplant centers.
  • Different experience:
    Kidney transplant centers are different in how many kidney transplants they do every year.
  • Different wait: Some kidney transplant centers are faster in finding a kidney for their patients.

 

Petrou C and Zenios S, 2011. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (Submitted)

How center differences can affect you
Differences triple the risks to your kidney transplant success

The best kidney transplant centers are the ones where your risks are lower. In fact, going to a kidney transplant center with lower success doubles your risk of complications or losing your new kidney, and triples the risk to your life expectancy.

Schold JD et al, 2009. Medical Care 47(2):146

Differences affect how your case will be handled

Some kidney transplant centers do more transplants than others. In general, the more variety of cases a center handles, the more likely it can handle yours too.

Schold JD et al, 2009. Medical Care 47(2):146

Differences can double your wait for a kidney

Some kidney transplant centers get more kidneys or have less patients waiting for the kidneys they get. This is where you are more likely to get a kidney faster.

Schold JD et al, 2009. Medical Care 47(2):146

Differences affect how well you'll work with your transplant team

Some kidney transplant centers are more personable than others. The more comfortable you feel with your center, the more likely you will follow their instructions and, therefore, the more likely you will do well.

Schold JD et al, 2009. Medical Care 47(2):146

Member tools that will help you:

Center Differences
Center Differences

Get the difference in success, experience and wait between the best and fair kidney transplant centers. Enter your center's name and see where it stands in comparison to the best and fair ones. Save the ready-to use summaries on the kidney transplant centers you are exploring to discuss with your doctor.

Center Your Dr. Recommended
Centers your Dr. Recommended

Compare success, experience and wait at the kidney transplant centers your doctor recommended. These facts help you talk to your doctor effectively about any trade-offs you may have to weigh.

Centers Near You
Centers Near You

Enter your zipcode and compare kidney transplant centers near you: Their success, experience and wait. This helps you if your want to discuss additional kidney transplant centers with your doctor.

Top 20 Transplant Centers
Top 20 Transplant Centers

If you can travel to get the best chance at success, get the 20 best kidney transplant centers: the kidney transplant centers with the best success over the past 3 years.

Centers with the Shortest Wait
Centers with the Shortest Wait

If you are concerned about the long wait to get a new kidney and you can travel, get the kidney transplant centers that are faster in finding their patients a new kidney. Drill down into their success and experience. 

Center Reports
Center Reports

All the facts on the kidney transplant centers you are considering in one place. You can print the whole report or a short summary to take with you at your next doctor visit.

Access to your Dr. Journal
Access to your Dr. Journal

A single place to save questions for your doctor or summaries on the kidney transplant centers you are considering. This helps you discuss options with your doctor and find the best kidney transplant center for you.

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