Kidney Transplant

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Kidney Transplant Program is a national leader in kidney transplantation. Our kidney transplant doctors were pioneers in living donor kidney transplants; their work has given hundreds of people a second chance at life. Our kidney transplant team will guide you through each step of the process, from evaluation to post-transplant care.

Kidney Transplant Options

Thanks to ongoing advances in our kidney transplant program, there are choices available to you when deciding to receive a kidney transplant:

Kidney Donation

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center was involved in the early development of kidney transplants from living donors. Living-donor transplants tend to happen sooner and with better results than deceased donor transplants. If you are considering becoming a kidney donor, it’s important to learn what to expect, from eligibility testing through surgery and recovery.

Kidney Transplant - Gift 2

Edith Ritter needed a kidney transplant. Her son Steven Pursely found out he was a match. Watch their special relationship play out in Part 2 of this three part Patient Story series.

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