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Grants are available to assist with travel and subsistence expenses associated with living organ donation.
Call 612-863-5638 for more information.
A kidney transplant is an option for patients who are experiencing end-stage kidney (or renal) disease. The Kidney Transplantation program offers transplantations from both living and deceased donors.
A kidney transplant is surgery to place a healthy kidney into a person with kidney failure.
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The care team includes a donor coordinator, recipient coordinators, nephrologists, surgeons, pharmacists, and many other staff members who are specially trained to care for transplant patients.
Living kidney donation
Anyone interested in donating a kidney (living donor) may contact Susanna Gust, RN by calling 612-863-8886 to request a packet of information and to undergo screening. Living donors may be related or unrelated to the recipient. Or, fill out the Potential Kidney Donor Registration Form.
In living paired donation, there are 2 pairs of donors and recipients. In the first pair, donor 1 is not compatible with recipient 1. As well, donor 2 and recipient 2 are also incompatible. However, the good news is that donor 1 and recipient 2 are compatible and donor 2 is compatible with recipient 1. When this happens, the care team will conduct complete evaluations for a matched exchange with each pair and the surgeries are scheduled to take place at the same time.
Learn more by visiting www.ncdec.org.