Kidney Transplant at Henry Ford

The Henry Ford Transplant Institute offers one of the Midwest’s most comprehensive kidney transplant programs. Here you’ll find a range of options, including living-donor transplants. The kidney transplant team works closely with experts from Henry Ford’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and its Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone and Mineral Disorders.

Minimally invasive procedures: We put you back on your feet faster with minimally invasive surgery that poses less risk of infection, reduces pain after surgery and speeds recovery. We are the first and only center in Michigan to offer robot-assisted kidney transplant surgery, and are leaders in using laparoscopic procedures for living kidney donors.

Treatment for high-risk patients: Our depth of experience means we can treat patients turned down by other centers due to an earlier transplant, blood transfusion or weight issues.

Excellent success rates: Our living donor program boasts excellent graft survival outcomes, meaning the transplanted kidney continues to work. Learn more about our kidney transplant outcomes.

Faster transplants at Henry Ford

The less time you have to wait for a transplant, the greater your chances of success. To speed the process, Henry Ford offers a FAST Track program. Our kidney transplant team is able to complete all of your required medical tests and psychological assessments in one day. We receive your test results back right away so we can quickly place you on the national transplant waitlist.

High quality care that’s personal

Even though Henry Ford accepts more high-risk patients than many other programs, our rates of long-term patient and kidney survival compare well with other programs.

Personalized care is offered by Henry Ford’s nurse coordinators, who guide you through every step of the transplant process. You can also connect with monthly support groups serving those with kidney disease or diabetes.

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Convenient Kidney Transplant Clinics
Pre- and post-transplant care with Henry Ford providers is available throughout the State of Michigan with minimal travel no matter where you live.
Center for Living Donation
At Henry Ford, living organ donors receive a higher level of personalized care and support.
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Transplant Living Community
Nobody understands the transplant process better than someone who has lived through it. Henry Ford’s Transplant Living Community connects those awaiting a transplant with former recipients, caregivers and living organ donors.
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