Q: How do I get
referred to the kidney transplant program?
A: You can be referred
to the kidney transplant program by your primary care physician or your
nephrologist, or you can self-refer by calling 781-744-2550.
Q: How long is the wait
for a kidney transplant?
A: Kidney waiting list
times vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the availability of
deceased donor kidneys or your compatibility with a living kidney donor. Our
team can give you an idea of the wait time for a kidney after you are assessed.
Q: How are donor
A: Living donor kidneys are obtained from
friends and family of the recipient and from altruistic donors who either
contact Lahey directly or through organ donation agencies such as New England
Organ Bank or United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Deceased donor
kidneys are obtained through the UNOS wait list and come from a person who has
passed away and he/she or their family has decided to donate his or her organs.
Q: How do I donate a
A: If you are
interested in becoming a living kidney donor, either for a friend
or family member or for any patient in need, contact the Kidney Transplant
program at 781-744-5366.
Information about our living donor program.
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