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Kidney Transplant is another treatment option for patients with kidney failure just like Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis. Every patient has the right to be referred and evaluated for a transplant and Network 18 promotes kidney transplantation education and referral efforts on behalf of dialysis patients.
For more information on Transplant Eligibility Criteria click on the image below.

ESRD Network 18 Transplant Center Criteria Matrix (en Español)

For more information on Out-of-State Transplant Eligibility Criteria Click Here

Living Related Donors: Kidney Transplant Living Donor Eligibility Criteria


Click on the transplant center you are interested in and learn more about their kidney transplant program.
















Check out the new and improved 3rd edition of the ESRD Patient Transplant Toolkit! Designed by patients for patients. In this new toolkit, patients share their transplant stories, including the risks and rewards of their experiences and insights they wish they had along the way. You can use this guide with your care team and loved ones as you learn to navigate the process to a kidney transplant.

Click Image to Download Toolkit


Kidney Transplant Education Resources:

The NCC Kidney Transplant Hub Tool -New:  The NCC Kidney Transplant Hub tool is a library of resources for patients to learn more about the kidney transplant process including helpful tips patients can use as they pursue this treatment modality.
Understanding High-KDPI and Increased Risk Kidneys (NCC) – VIDEO -New

Transplant Medication Assistance Resource 
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA)
Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA)
National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
Transplant Experience
International Transplant Nurses Society

Transplant Financial Assistance Programs:

American Kidney Fund (AKF)
National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistant Programs

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