Kidney Transplant

Outcomes: Kidney Transplant

Long-standing expertise is reflected in the kidney transplant survival rates at Barnes-Jewish and Washington University, which continually exceed national averages. Our acute rejection rate following a kidney transplant is less than 5 percent — one of the lowest kidney transplant rejection rate in the world.

Collaborative efforts involving medicine, surgery and support services also have resulted in decreased post-surgical complications and overall length of hospitalization for kidney transplant recipients.

Excellent outcomes are the result of:
  • Selection of the most appropriate transplant candidates
  • World-renowned medical and surgical transplant specialists
  • Expertise in caring for kidney failure and kidney transplant patients
  • Rigorous pursuit of leading-edge therapies and promising new drugs
  • Availability of advanced expertise in nearly every specialty

Number of Kidney Transplants in Adult and Pediatric Patients

View Larger Graph: Number of kidney transplants performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in a given year

Kidney Transplant Patient Survival

Length Post-Transplant National Barnes-Jewish

1 year - Deceased Donor: Proportion of kidney transplant patients surviving at 1 year post-op

95.4% 98.9%

1 year - Living Donor: Proportion of kidney transplant patients surviving at 1 year post-op

98.5% 99.1%

1 year - Overall: Proportion of kidney transplant patients surviving at 1 year post-op overall

96.6% 99%

Patient Success Stories

Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant patients and living donors are eager to share their success stories with others. You may find it helpful to read about their experiences, and about how a kidney transplant has changed their life.

Kidney Transplant Quality Reports

For more information on the kidney transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call .

Heart/Kidney Transplant

In 2010, Jonathan Sadowski became the first patient at Barnes-Jewish to receive a combined heart/kidney transplant, a new procedure allowing some patients after heart transplant to avoid dialysis.


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