San Antonio Live Donor Kidney Transplant Program Ranked #1 In The Country

SAN ANTONIO, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Transplant Institute at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital ranks first in the nation for the number of live donor kidney transplants performed in 2016. According to data from the national United Network for Organ Sharing, the program performed 202 live donor kidney transplants in 2016. With this milestone, the San Antonio program became the first ever to perform more than 200 live donor kidney transplants in one year. The private community hospital's transplant teams also set program records for deceased donor kidney transplants (158) and for liver transplants (64).

"Every transplant impacts multiple human beings. It gives the recipients and their families a new lease on life," said Adam Bingaman, M.D., kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon and the director of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Live Donor Kidney Transplant, and Renal Transplant Research Programs. "And it gives the donors a new perspective: they've just saved someone's life." Continue reading 

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