UW Kidney Transplant Program provides comprehensive and compassionate care for people with end-stage renal disease. 

We are proud to be the largest kidney transplant program in the Pacific Northwest

Our highly experienced multidisciplinary team has optimized the steps of evaluation, listing and transplantation. UW has the highest increase in rate of transplantation in our area. Patients at UW are 42% more likely to receive a kidney transplant than the national average.

Best safety record in the nation

A collaborative approach to comprehensive transplantation care and optimal organ utilization have benefited our patients with exceptional graft survival results. Patients experience a 65% lower likelihood of graft failure compared with the national average. UWMC is the only kidney transplant program with both patient and allograft survival at 1 and 3 years after transplantation that are statistically superior to the US national average. UWMC graft survival is 96.97% at 3 years, versus the national average of 88.96% National studies show that outcomes are significantly better for patients who receive living kidney donations.

Unprecedented growth in kidney transplants at UW Medicine

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Lowest graft failure in the United States

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UW Medicine Transplant Clinics

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  • 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.

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.

Appointments: (206) 744-8998


  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)

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

Appointments: (206) 277-3052


 

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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 exceeds the measure of patients nationally, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) data.