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Kidney Transplant Centers in California

Below are the kidney transplant centers in California that match your search criteria. To see more information on the performance, capabilities and outcomes reported by each kidney transplant center, select any of the four tabs.

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* This is a Donor Shield Program and is only available to donors who donate through the National Kidney Registry’s paired exchange program, voucher program or by donating at a transplant center that utilizes Donor Shield Direct.

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Additional prioritization points on the deceased kidney donor list if a living donor ever needs a kidney.

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Prioritization for a living donor kidney if an NKR donor ever needs a kidney. Living donor kidneys typically last twice as long as deceased donor kidneys. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Donors are eligible for up to 6 weeks of lost wage reimbursement with a maximum reimbursement of $1,500 per week. Lost wages are earnings that a donor lost due to time missed from work as a result of kidney donation. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Donors are eligible for reimbursement of up to $3,000 of travel and lodging expenses related to their kidney donation for them and a traveling companion. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Donors receive a donation life insurance policy that includes a $500,000 principal sum covering a period of 365 days post-donation. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Donors receive a donation disability insurance policy that covers up to $1,500 in weekly income for up to 52 weeks after surgery. 4-week waiting period. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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While rare, any complications related to the kidney donation (e.g., hernia, etc.) that are not covered by the recipient's insurance will be covered. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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While rare, if a donor surgery complication occurs, it may require the donor to take time off work and/or travel to address the medical issue. Donors are eligible for travel, lodging, and lost wage reimbursement for treatment of any donation-related complications. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Donors who are wrongfully terminated for donating a kidney or encounter health insurance premium increases due to kidney donation are provided legal support. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Remote kidney donation allows a living donor to donate a kidney at a local hospital and have it safely transported to the recipient's transplant center for transplantation. For more information, visit the NKR website.

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The Family Voucher Program allows a kidney donor to give vouchers for future living donor kidney prioritization to up to five immediate family members. For more information, visit the NKR website.

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The Standard Voucher Program allows a kidney donor to donate now and give a voucher to a single intended recipient who needs a kidney within the next year. For more information, visit the NKR website.

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The Kidney for Life initiative utilizes the latest technology in DNA sequencing to assess the histologic match between patients and donors. This assessment allows our transplant centers to better select donors for specific recipients by giving them a much more detailed picture of the match between the donor and recipient. The better the match between the donor and recipient, the longer the kidney can last and the less immunosuppression the recipient requires. Visit www.kidneyforlife.org for more information.

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The total number of low eplet mismatch transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Low eplet mismatching uses the latest DNA sequencing technology to give transplant centers more details about the match, which improves their ability to select the best donor for each recipient. Low eplet mismatch transplants usually have a lower risk of rejection and may enable the recipient to receive lower dosages of immunosuppressive medication.

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The total number of transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Generally, a higher number indicates a higher level of experience in completing paired exchange transplants.

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The total number of transplants from living donors completed at the center during the last calendar year.

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Microsites are free personal websites meant to assist patients looking for a living donor in their donor search. The site can be shared through social media and via the 250 business cards each microsite patient receives. The cards showcase the patient’s name and website URL and can be handed out in patients’ day-to-day lives. Patients can personalize the microsite with photos and their story or they can use the starter site, which works similarly to a custom site but has standard text and no pictures.

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This indicates whether a center offers a non-steroidal immunosuppressive regimen in order to avoid the negative side effects of long-term steroid therapy, including excess body hair growth, weight gain, moon face, etc. This is especially important for children.

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The Standard Voucher Program allows a kidney donor to give a voucher to a single intended recipient who is (or will be) in need of a kidney within the next year. After the donor donates, the recipient will be prioritized for a living donor kidney through the National Kidney Registry.

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All transplant centers that work with the NKR are Member Centers. This is the base level of participation.

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The total number of transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Generally, the higher this number, the more experience the center has in completing paired exchange transplants.

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The total number of transplants from living donors completed at the center during the last calendar year.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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Living Donor Transplants Deceased Donor Transplants

An Important Note on Survival Rates: The higher a center's transplant volume in any given category, the less likely the center will achieve a 100% survival rate in that category. Also, centers that take on tough cases are likely to have lower survival rates.

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The total number of transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Generally, the higher this number, the more experience the center has in completing paired exchange transplants.

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The total number of transplants from living donors completed at the center during the last calendar year.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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Living Donor Transplants Deceased Donor Transplants

An Important Note on Survival Rates: The higher a center's transplant volume in any given category, the less likely the center will achieve a 100% survival rate in that category. Also, centers that take on tough cases are likely to have lower survival rates.