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Miami Transplant Institute

1801 NW 9th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Our Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program

Saving more lives with more options, including our Living Kidney Donor Program and our Paired Kidney Exchange Program.

A Recognized Leader

If your kidneys are failing, a transplant can be an effective, long-term solution. The Miami Transplant Institute is the national leader in making these life-saving procedures available to children and adults facing end-stage kidney disease.

With more than 400 kidney transplants a year, our institute is the largest program in the country. We also have outstanding post-transplant results despite the challenging transplants we perform.

A Recognized Leader

If your kidneys are failing, a transplant can be an effective, long-term solution. The Miami Transplant Institute is the national leader in making these life-saving procedures available to children and adults facing end-stage kidney disease.

With more than 400 kidney transplants a year, our institute is the largest program in the country. We also have outstanding post-transplant results despite the challenging transplants we perform.

#1

in the U.S. in total volume of transplants—giving our team a wealth of experience

6,500+

kidney transplants since 1988 —decades of surgical leadership

500+

kidney transplants a year—more than any other kidney transplant program in the country

Living Kidney Donor Program

Our Living Kidney Donor Program is internationally recognized as a model for improving the outcomes for kidney transplant recipients. Today, approximately one fourth of our patients are able to receive a kidney from a parent, family relative, friend, or other living donor—a process that shortens the waiting period, allows recipients to receive a better-matched kidney, and improves long-term transplant outcomes. Meanwhile, donors can live a long and healthy life with their second kidney.

Paired Kidney Exchange Program

Even when a family member or friend’s kidney is not a match, a suitable living donor may still be a viable option. We can match willing donors for one patient with willing donors for another patient through our Paired Kidney Exchange Program—the only initiative of its kind in South Florida. In addition to one-to-one matches, our institute successfully performed Florida’s first three-way, and four-way paired kidney exchange transplants, involving multiple donors and recipients.

Kidney Transplant Program

Our kidney transplant program also recognizes South Florida’s diversity by delivering culturally responsive care. That includes our Spanish-language Kidney Transplant Clinic for pre-kidney transplant patients, which educates families on the benefits of a living donation.

Other recent advances include successful kidney transplants involving donors and recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as genetic studies focused on improving transplant outcomes. In research and in clinical care, our program is an international leader in the field of kidney transplants.

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Living Kidney Donor Program

Our Living Kidney Donor Program is internationally recognized as a model for improving the outcomes for kidney transplant recipients. Today, approximately one fourth of our patients are able to receive a kidney from a parent, family relative, friend, or other living donor—a process that shortens the waiting period, allows recipients to receive a better-matched kidney, and improves long-term transplant outcomes. Meanwhile, donors can live a long and healthy life with their second kidney.

Paired Kidney Exchange Program

Even when a family member or friend’s kidney is not a match, a suitable living donor may still be a viable option. We can match willing donors for one patient with willing donors for another patient through our Paired Kidney Exchange Program—the only initiative of its kind in South Florida. In addition to one-to-one matches, our institute successfully performed Florida’s first three-way, and four-way paired kidney exchange transplants, involving multiple donors and recipients.

Kidney Transplant Program

Our kidney transplant program also recognizes South Florida’s diversity by delivering culturally responsive care. That includes our Spanish-language Kidney Transplant Clinic for pre-kidney transplant patients, which educates families on the benefits of a living donation.

Other recent advances include successful kidney transplants involving donors and recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as genetic studies focused on improving transplant outcomes. In research and in clinical care, our program is an international leader in the field of kidney transplants.

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