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Kidney transplant is an option for patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Our center is certified by the Joint Commission, the United Network for Organ Sharing and Children’s Medical Services.

At the UF Health Shands Transplant Center, we have transplanted more than 4,600 patients with end-stage renal disease.

UF Health performed the first kidney transplant in Florida in 1966, the first live donor transplant in 1969, the first pediatric kidney transplant in 1966 and the first simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant in 1995.

The rate of transplant at our center significantly higher than the national average, which means our patients enjoy the benefits of receiving a transplant sooner, enhancing their quality of life more quickly and freeing dialysis-dependent patients sooner.

Please see SRTR data for our program’s waiting times and outcomes.