Living Organ Donation - CHRISTUS Transplant Institute -- Kidney Transplant
CHRISTUS Transplant Institute is one of the few programs in Texas offering paired donor kidney transplants. Our leadership in both related and unrelated living kidney donors, as well as deceased donor transplant, allows us to offer the best option for the individual resulting in successful outcomes. Living kidney organ donation is the patient's best chance for survival. Kidney disease and dialysis take a toll on the body, and waiting for a deceased donor takes a long time. South Texas wait times for a donor kidney are some of the longest in the U.S. Nationally, some 31.5 percent of patients waiting will have received their transplant by 3 years, but only 14.2 percent will have been transplanted in South Texas. Nationally, 7 percent of patients on the kidney transplant list each year die while waiting.