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At the UF Health Shands Transplant Center, UF physicians have transplanted more than 4,300 patients with end-stage renal disease.
Shands 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.
We have performed 3,241 deceased donor transplants, 1,112 live-donor transplants, and 252 simultaneous pancreas and kidney or pancreas transplants since opening.
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.
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.
SRTR data will give you a snapshot of our program’s waiting times and outcomes.
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