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Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
Johns Hopkins is one of only a few centers in the United States to offer a comprehensive array of transplantation services for adults and children:
- Incompatible kidney
- Bone marrow
Our priorities are to improve the success rates and develop new techniques that will make transplantation easier for both patients and donors.
Johns Hopkins has a strong history of achievement in transplantation. Surgeons here pioneered the laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy, a less-invasive kidney transplantation process that eliminates the need for large incisions and lengthy recovery times.
Surgeon Robert Montgomery, M.D., former director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, developed a revolutionary method of filtering a patient’s blood to enable kidney transplantation from any qualified donor.
Since then, Johns Hopkins surgeons have performed:
- First three-way kidney paired donation transplant in the United States (2003)
- First five-way kidney paired donation transplant in the United States (2005)
- First six-way kidney paired donation transplant in the United States (2007)
- First eight-way, multihospital kidney paired donation transplant in the United States (2009)
To learn more or to make an appointment, call toll-free 1-855-695-4872.