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Why Choose UNC?

To date, UNC surgeons have performed kidney transplants on more than 1250 adults and 150 children from around the country. The hospital has special programs to help patients in certain situations, including:

  • Kidney-pancreas and pancreas transplants for Type 1 diabetes patients with advanced kidney disease
  • Kidney transplants for some HIV-positive patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • "Bloodless" kidney transplants
  • Blood type incompatible transplant and Kidney Paired Donation options

In addition, UNC has proven success with the use of Expanded Criteria Donor (ECD) and Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD). In both cases, UNC has been able to increase the number of successful transplants for patients who might otherwise grow increasingly weaker without transplant, or who face the possibility of death before a kidney becomes available.

We are proud that our outcomes are consistently better than national averages.

Deceased Donor Organ & Patient Survival - Adults
Organ Survival National Average Patient Survival National Average
1 year 96.09 91.76 96.9 95.7
Living Donor Organ & Patient Survival - Adults
Organ Survival National Average Patient Survival National Average
1 year 98.11 96.46 100 98.5