Kidney Transplant Center
The first kidney transplant in the region was performed in June 2007 at the Lutheran Transplant Center (LTC). Since then, nearly 100 people have received a new lease on life through the kidney transplant program at LTC. In addition, more than 200 post-transplant patients are currently being followed by the center, which provides area residents with a treatment option close to home.
Receiving a Kidney Transplant
Kidney failure can result from diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, kidney disease or congenital bladder or ureter problems, among other conditions. When a person's kidneys no longer function, that person may require a kidney transplant to eliminate ongoing dialysis and improve quality of life. Transplants come from a living donor or someone who agreed to donate organs following death. Donors and recipients are extensively assessed to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for the transplant process.
The Lutheran Transplant Center
The staff of LTC is pleased to offer pre- and post-transplant services to area residents. Benefits to patients and their families include:
- shorter wait times for a kidney transplant than most centers in the tri-state region
- medical expertise close to home, family and friends
- easy access to the Lutheran Medical Park campus