Our living donor team will guide you through the kidney donation process — with your overall health and well-being as our top priority.
Among the Best in the U.S. for Kidney Transplants
U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center as a high performing hospital in kidney disease.
The Rush Approach to Living Donor Transplant Services
Our living donor program at Rush is one of the oldest in the Chicago area, offering living kidney donor transplants for nearly 50 years. Our program is also a Donor Care Network Center of Excellence. This level of expertise allows us to guide you through the process with confidence.
Our specialists provide the highest quality of transplant care for both those who need a kidney transplant and living donors. We consistently achieve higher than national average one-year patient survival rates of 100% for living donor transplant recipients (Jan. 5, 2021 - SRTR.org).
Our team will walk you through every step of the process including the living donor evaluation, surgery and recovery.
Rush Excellence in Living Donor Transplants
- Exceeding expectations and outcomes: Rush’s program has among the best one-year living donor kidney transplant patient survival rate at 100%, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (Jan. 5, 2021).
- Top-ranking program: The living kidney donor transplant program has been recognized as a “Donor Care Network Center of Excellence,” by the National Kidney Registry.
- Expertise in minimally invasive surgery: The majority of our living donor transplant procedures are done with a minimally invasive technique. This allows you to have a faster recovery, less pain and a quicker return to normal activity.
- Paired exchange program: Rush participates in national paired kidney exchanges. Through this program we help find the best match for donor and recipient pairs.