Kidney Transplant Program
The Kidney Transplantation Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the nation's premier and comprehensive kidney transplantation programs. This program brings leading healthcare advancements to our patients through clinical innovation, medical education and scientific research.
Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program
Approximately one-third of living donors that come forward are not matches for their intended recipient due to certain incompatibilities such as blood type and immune system differences. The Northwestern Medicine transplant team is able to offer various treatment options to work around these incompatibilities. In partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine has one of the largest living donor kidney transplant programs in the country, performing more than 2,100 living donor kidney transplants.
Kidney Paired Donation (KPD)
A KPD is another possible solution for donor and recipient pairs who are not compatible with one another. KPD transplants are made possible when a kidney donor who is incompatible with the intended recipient is paired with another donor and recipient in the same situation. KPD exchanges signal a trend in the field of organ transplantation as they become more common.
Other procedures available at the Kovler Organ Transplantation Center include:
The Kovler Organ Transplantation Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been providing transplantation services since 1964 and is a leader in research, innovation and patient care in the Midwest region. Our surgeons transplant more than 400 organs each year, making the Northwestern Memorial program among the top nationally in patient outcomes and the number of transplants performed.