The UW Transplant Team provides 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 Clinics
University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)
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 rated 5 Stars 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.
National studies show that outcomes are significantly better for patients who receive living kidney donations
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
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.
UNOS - United Network for Organ Sharing. Working together. Saving lives. Our mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation to support patients through education, technology and policy development.
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.
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.