Living Kidney Donation Program
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Boston Medical Center has a well-established Living Donor Program and has completed more than 300 living donor kidney transplants.
Living donor kidney transplantation is an alternative to a recipient waiting on the deceased donor waiting list and remaining on dialysis. Live-donor kidneys have significantly better long-term survival than those from a deceased donor.
Living donors can be family members, friends, or anonymous.They must be at least 18 years old.
At Boston Medical Center, all living donor candidates are encouraged to ask questions at any time. The Transplant Team provides education and support and works collaboratively to create a relationship that ensures donors feel comfortable. All donor candidates go through a thorough medical and psychosocial evaluation to help determine if living donation is safe and right for them. The healthcare provider team that performs this evaluation is separate from the intended recipient's care provider team, and all information is held in the strictest of confidence. A donor’s personal and medical information will not be shared with the potential recipient at any time. The intended recipient’s insurance covers the cost of the donor evaluation.
The Gift of Life guide provides helpful information for individuals who are considering living donation.
7th Floor, Suite 7A
Shapiro Center 617.638.8430
The Kidney Transplant Program at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is fully committed to providing every patient with exceptional care, without exception. Since our first transplant in 1977, our program has evolved into a high-quality service sought out by local, regional, national and international patients and their families.
Transplant Donor Surgeon
Consultation- Liaison psychiatry, OB(Women’s health), Renal patients and Transplantation psychiatry
Renal Transplant and Hemodialysis
Karen Curreri, RN, CCTC, Clinical Administrator and Living Donor Coordinator
Serita Hernandez, RN, Pre-Transplant Coordinator
Anne Hutchinson, RN, Pre-Transplant Coordinator
The evaluation to be considered as a potential kidney donor is very thorough and includes interviews and examinations with several specialists.
Donating a kidney is a courageous, generous act. Success rates are generally higher with living donor transplantation. If you’d like to be considered for living donation, please complete the Living Kidney Donor Questionnaire below.