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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

The University of Michigan Transplant Center is the largest and most experienced transplant center in Michigan, and among the largest in the nation, with outcomes for kidney and pancreas transplant in compliance with the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients – our patient survival rate at one year is 98%, kidney transplant survival for one year is 95%, and pancreas graph survival for one year is 85%-90% – and we offer services that are not offered widely, including a Paired Kidney Donation Program (only one in the state, utilizing U-M computer software to match kidneys to hard-to-match recipients) and desensitization (for people with too many antibodies or whose blood type doesn’t match an available donor).

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Patient Care Guide

The PDF links on this page link to material in the University of Michigan Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Patient Education Guide and allow you to view and print the information on your own computer.

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Process

The University of Michigan Transplant Center is the largest and most experienced transplant center in Michigan, and among the largest in the nation, with outcomes for kidney and pancreas transplant in compliance with the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients – our patient survival rate at one year is 98%, kidney transplant survival for one year is 95%, and pancreas graph survival for one year is 85%-90% – and we offer services that are not offered widely, including a Paired Kidney Donation Program (only one in the state, utilizing U-M computer software to match kidneys to hard-to-match recipients) and desensitization (for people with too many antibodies or whose blood type doesn’t match an available donor).

Kidney Desensitization Program

The University of Michigan Kidney Desensitization Program is able to perform kidney transplants in patients who otherwise might be left with no options due to high amounts of antibodies circulating in their blood. By performing a special blood test to determine the level of these antibodies, desensitization can remove them using medications and a process similar to dialysis, improving the chances that a donated kidney will not be rejected by the recipient’s body.

Liver Transplant

The University of Michigan Transplant Center is the largest and most experienced transplant center in Michigan, and among the largest in the nation, with 80-100 liver transplants performed each year, We offer services that are not widely available, including liver transplant for cancer of the bile duct and splitting a donor liver, using the smaller portion to transplant a child and the larger portion to transplant an adult.

Liver Transplant Patient Care Guide

The PDF links on this page link to material in the University of Michigan Kidney and Liver Transplant Patient Education Guide and allow you to view and print the information from your own computer.

Liver Transplant Process

The first step of the liver transplant process is a comprehensive evaluation to determine the patient's suitability for a donor liver.

Living Kidney Donation

If you are waiting for a kidney, having a live donor can decrease your waiting time for a kidney transplant. Your parents, children, siblings, other relatives, in-laws, and close friends can all be considered for living kidney donation. Some people do not have a designated recipient and end up donating a kidney to someone they do not know. A University of Michigan-developed software program works to match an incompatible recipient/donor pair with other pairs in the same situation, offering new hope to those needing kidney transplants.