Kidney Transplant

Established in 1963, Cleveland Clinic’s kidney transplant program has completed thousands of kidney transplants, in conjunction with its affiliate program in West Virginia. The program is a member of the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS), meeting all their requirements for kidney transplants.

Kidney Transplant Volumes

The kidney transplant program has continued to grow over the years, with 330 transplantations successfully completed in 2022 - a more than 100% increase in the number of transplantations compared with 5 years ago.

Time from Listing to Kidney Transplantation

Time from listing to transplantation has significantly improved, reduced by more than half, in the last 5 years, with a current waiting time of 15.6 months as of January 2023.¹⁻²

Time from listing from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR ) report.¹

Data sets calculate time for prior year at January of following year. Data for 2018 estimated as of 1/2019, and so on.²

For most patients with advanced kidney disease, transplantation provides a survival advantage and an improved quality of life, compared with dialysis.