Providing comprehensive and compassionate care for people with end-stage renal disease.

Volume of experience builds expertise

Our surgeons perform many kidney transplants each year. Our numbers are well above the national range (23 - 90 procedures) that are performed at other U.S. kidney transplant programs during the same period.

UWMC Transplant Program Clinics:

University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

Dr. Christopher Blosser with patient
Dr. Christopher Blosser with patient

The University of Washington Kidney Transplant Program offers pre-transplant evaluations and post-transplant care. UWMC also offers a Living Donor evaluation.

Transplant Services appointments: (206) 598-6700

Harborview Medical Center (HMC)

Harborview Medical Center provides post-transplant care clinics to those who have already recieved an organ transplant.

Renal Clinic appointments: (206) 744-8998

VA Puget Sound Health Care Systems (VAPSHCS)

The VA Puget Sound provides post-transplant care clinics to those who have already received an organ transplant.

Appointments: (206) 277-3052

UWMC Transplant Program evaluated in Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Outcome Assessment: Rated 5 (out of 5) "Outcomes Better than Expected"

Patient Survival: "Higher than Expected"

UWMC is the only kidney transplant program with both patient and allograft survival at 1 and 3 years after transplant that are statistically superior to the US national average. 

See the full SRTR report

UNOS - United Network for Organ Sharing 

UWMC selected to participate in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network as part of UNOS project to study effective practices at highly selected, model hospitals. 



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UW Kidney Transplant Program

Shorter wait times

Among our kidney transplant candidates, half had received a donor organ 35 months after being placed on the wait list. Nationwide, it took 54 months to achieve the same portion of kidney candidates transplanted.

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Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Superior patient outcomes

Our kidney transplant patients' three year graft survival rate, 94.49 percent, exceeded that measure of patients nationally, 87.28 percent according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) most recent data.