MLH Kidney Transplant Program has highest transplant rate in region

 

By Jennifer Myers, Assistant Marketing Manager, Lankenau Medical Center

 

The Main Line Health Kidney Transplant Program at Lankenau Medical Center has been named by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) as the program with the highest transplant rate in Philadelphia and the surrounding region within 50 miles of its campus. In Pennsylvania, Lankenau ranked an impressive #3 for transplant rate.

 

The transplant rate is a measure of how many patients undergo transplant per year for every 100 patients on the program’s waiting list. Through the MLH Kidney Transplant Program, 31 people per year out of every 100 on the program’s waiting list received a transplant in 2016. The national average is 18.1 people.

 

SRTR is administered by the Chronic Disease Research Group of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, with oversight and funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

 

For more than 20 years, Main Line Health’s kidney transplant team has been restoring the lives of patients with kidney failure. To learn more about the Main Line Health Kidney Transplant Program at Lankenau Medical Center, or to learn about becoming a living donor, visit mainlinehealth.org/kidney.

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