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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant


Patients with stage 4 or 5, or end-stage renal disease will most often find themselves on dialysis. Patients who qualify may be eligible for a kidney transplant to avoid dialysis and may experience an improved quality of life.

For patients who also have type 1 diabetes, pancreas transplants are a beneficial treatment option. When successful, pancreas transplant recipients no longer require insulin injections because the new pancreas produces insulin. Pancreas transplants are most often performed when a patient has kidney failure and also receives a kidney transplant.

Speak to your dialysis social worker or primary nephrologist to see if you qualify for a referral to Presbyterian Transplant Services.

Hear from Kenneth, a patient who received a kidney transplant while being cared for by Presbyterian Transplant Services, as he describes his gratefulness to his donor and describes how organ donation can give waiting patients a second chance at life.


Potential transplant candidates can be referred by your primary care physician, a nephrologist, your dialysis unit, or you can refer yourself.

The referral begins with a phone interview with a member of our transplant team and the potential transplant recipient. The transplant team member will have a 20 to 30 minute conversation with you and will go over your demographic information, insurance information, and detailed medical information regarding the cause of your kidney failure and/or diabetes.

At the end of this interview, you will be scheduled for an orientation class, and you will be mailed a packet containing additional information about transplantation. Included in this packet are a background information form and a release of information form. It is important that we receive these completed forms back from you before your orientation. This will help us gather information we need from your doctors and speed up the process.

To help make the process easier and quicker, these forms are provided here for you to print, fill out and mail back to us.