Welcome to the Kidney Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic performed Northeast Ohio's first kidney transplant in January, 1963. Since then, Cleveland Clinic surgeons have performed more than 3,000 kidney transplants. The pediatric kidney transplant program also began in 1963. An affiliate kidney transplant program has been established at the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia (1987).
The Transplant Center is a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), an organization that establishes and enforces regulations to ensure equality in organ transplantation and fairness in distribution of donor organs. The Transplant Center meets all of the UNOS requirements for kidney transplantation.
Cleveland Clinic has designated facilities and support services to assist patients and their families throughout the entire kidney transplant process. Kidney transplant patients at Cleveland Clinic receive the highest-quality medical and nursing care.
Renal Transplant Team Offers Comprehensive Care
The Renal Transplant Team at Cleveland Clinic is committed to providing comprehensive care in a compassionate setting. The Renal Transplant Team members include:
- Kidney transplant surgeon
- Nephrologist (renal doctor)
- Transplant coordinator
- Transplant fellows and residents
- Registered nurses
- Nursing assistants
- Social workers
- Financial counselors
- Donor coordinators
For More Information about Kidney Transplants
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 216.444.6996. We will be happy to answer your kidney transplant questions.