Kidney Transplant Locator
The transplant locator is an interactive map that allows users to enter a zip code to find all transplant centers within a specified distance.
The locator map also includes vital information and statistics on transplant centers near you, including:
- Average wait time for patients in need of a transplant
- Number of people on the waiting list
- Number of transplants performed in the last year
- Patient survival rates
- and so much more!
Kidney Transplant Options
In addition to the locator, KidneyLink provides detailed information on the main transplant options available for those in need of a kidney:
In the United States, most kidney transplants come from deceased kidney donors – individuals who most often die from accidents, heart attacks or strokes, and their next of kin consent to organ donation. Deceased donor organs are matched to waiting recipients by a national registry. The waiting time is at least three to five years, depending on blood type. Learn More
Kidney donations from living relatives have always been a preferred option for transplantation. More recently, kidneys donated from unrelated living donors (such as a spouse or a friend) have been as successful as those from close relatives. Living donors must take part in a long list of tests to make sure they’re a good match and healthy enough to undergo surgery to have a kidney removed. Learn More
Paired Kidney Donation
A more and more popular option, paired kidney donation involves two donor-recipient pairs who exchange donors (assuming each is a match for the other). It does not matter if they are a man or woman, just a good match for the candidate. Learn More