Frequently Asked Questions
Learn what to expect during the kidney donation process.
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The Johns Hopkins Kidney Transplant Program provides comprehensive kidney treatment for all patients. Our research has led to breakthrough innovations for those suffering with renal failure.
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There are several situations where a kidney transplant may be considered a viable option. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
You must go through several medical tests before eligibility is determined. You will meet with a team of physicians, surgeons and specialists. The evaluation time takes approximately one to two months.
You will need to go through a referral process. Read the frequently asked questions about kidney transplant referrals.
Sometimes, a patient may need a kidney/pancreas transplant. While a patient who requires a pancreas transplant will most likely need a kidney transplant, a patient who needs a kidney transplant may not necessarily require a pancreas transplant.
Yes. The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center offers several different options for kidney transplant, including living donation. Your physician and surgeons will work with you to determine your best option:
Learn more about the different transplant programs we offer.