Become a Living Donor
The living donation experience can be a wonderfully rewarding experience. Most donors feel very good about their decision to donate because they have helped to save or improve the life of another individual. However, the decision to donate a kidney is one to be taken seriously. Anyone considering donation should consider the following information in their decision making process and are encouraged to discuss their decision with people close to them.
Learn more about considerations for becoming a living donor.
Meet the Transplant Nurse Coordinators
The role of the transplant nurse coordinator, for every organ group, is priceless. These nurses become the main point of contact for each transplant patient and often develop special bonds with patients during their transplant journey.
Learn About Three Artery Kidney Transplant
Approximately one percent of donor kidneys contain three arteries that must be reconstructed before being transplanted into a potential recipient. Dr. Stephen Bartlett, Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses how he is able to reconstruct those donor kidneys that arrive with three arteries through the use of advanced vascular surgery techniques he has pioneered at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Review a conversation with Dr. Bartlett about his experience with this unique procedure.
For additional information about our transplant program or to request an evaluation or an appointment, please call 410-328-5408.
For referring physicians: To refer a patient or get more information, please call 1-800-373-4111. A physician service representative from Consultation and Referral Services will direct your call to the appropriate physician or department.
For more details, please visit our section for Referring Physicians.