Kidney Transplant ProgramHackensack Meridian Health’s Kidney Transplant Program is among the fastest-growing in the nation. Patients who come to Hackensack for kidney transplantation have much shorter waiting times to receive a deceased donor kidney than other centers in the tri-state area due to our donor-recipient matching. If you are living with progressive, chronic kidney disease or kidney failure, you may be a candidate for a kidney transplant.
Surgical and Post-Surgical Care
When a compatible organ is available for transplantation, one of your transplant team members will contact you.
During surgery, your own kidney will be left inside your body to help with digestion. Your surgeon will connect the donor kidney and make sure it has a good blood supply.
Using the LifePort Kidney Transporter, a machine preservation technology that increases a kidney’s viability and lifespan, as a part of our routine kidney transplant care we are able to provide patients new kidneys faster with better outcomes.
After your kidney transplant, you will no longer need dialysis or other kidney disease treatments.
We offer a full range of supportive services for kidney transplant candidates both before and after surgery including:
- Mental health care
- Financial counseling,
- Post-surgical and follow-up care,
- Education to teach you how to monitor your condition, administer anti-rejection medications and safely return to everyday activities.
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Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health for Kidney Transplants
Our transplant rate is 44.8%, which is more than two times better than the national average
95% of patients transplanted with a deceased donor kidney at Hackensack Meridian Health wait less than 3.6 years, with half of them receiving transplants in 205 days (0.56 years), making our patients more than 2x more likely to receive a deceased donor kidney with us than other centers in New Jersey
Our mortality rate is at 2.9 which is 42% better than the nationwide average and our one-year adult kidney survival rate is 97.9%, compared to 95.9% nationwide
Comprehensive services, the latest surgical approaches and seamlessly managed patient care by our team of transplant experts.