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The UCSF Connie Frank Transplant Center cares for patients before and after kidney and pancreas transplants. We transplant kidneys from deceased (cadaver) donors as well as living donors. We also offer specialized procedures, such as weight-loss bariatric surgery for overweight patients to quality for transplant, dialysis access surgery, and pancreatic islet transplants for patients with diabetes.

Established in 1964, our program serves as a major transplant center for the West. Our kidney team evaluates over 1,000 patients a year as potential transplant candidates and performs more than 325 transplants a year. In 2015, we performed more kidney and combined kidney-pancreas transplants than any other program in the U.S., according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.

For information about UCSF's post-transplant outcomes, please visit The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

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    Patient education

    FAQ: Living Kidney Donor

    Living donor kidney transplants are an important option. They're possible because we're born with two kidneys. Learn more here.

    Surgical Weight Loss Procedures for Kidney Transplant Patients

    In the case of patients waiting for a kidney transplant, losing weight also can improve their chances of being a transplant candidate. Learn more here.

    Transplant Screening Tests

    Regardless of the type of kidney transplant you may undergo, special blood tests are needed to determine the kind of blood and tissue you have. Learn more.

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    Liver Transplantation With Tregs at UCSF

    AEs will be attributed to alloantigen-reactive Tregs (arTreg) when the AE is reported with possible or related attribution to arTreg. Grading: According to the NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Manual [NCI-CTCAE ...

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    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Microarrays in Liver Transplantation

    Based on the reference set, create molecular classifier that predicts antibody mediated and T cell mediated rejection for next 200 biopsies

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    Treg Modulation With CD28 and IL-6 Receptor Antagonists

    Definitions: Acute T cell Mediated Rejection: Biopsy proven rejection defined by histologic evidence of a Banff grade of ≥1A and clinical treatment for acute rejection. Acute Antibody Mediated Rejection: Diffusely positive immun...

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    Treg Therapy in Subclinical Inflammation in Kidney Transplantation

    The safety of polyTregs will be described in comparison with CNI-based maintenance IS therapy.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • Rated high-performing hospital for acute kidney failure

    • 325-2x

      kidney transplants performed each year

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

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    Kôz Hospitality House

    Kôz Hospitality House provides comfortable, reasonably priced accommodations near our Parnassus campus for UCSF patients during their treatment.

    Class

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Support Group

    Organ Transplant Support Groups

    Our heart, lung and liver transplant groups offer peer-based support for pre- and post -transplant patients, LVAD patients, families and caregivers.

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    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Special programs

    Living Kidney Donor Programs

    Our living kidney donor program creates options when transplant patients are waiting on a match. Willing donors may help a loved one or choose to help a stranger. Read more.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

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    Related clinics

    Pancreas Transplant Services

    400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Total Pancreatectomy – Islet Auto-Transplant (TP-IAT) Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0780

    Dialysis Center

    1675 Scott St.
    San Francisco, CA 94143-1617

    Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice

    400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Division of Transplant Surgery Research

      The UCSF Division of Transplant Surgery conducts research aimed at expanding medication options, refining surgical techniques and improving methods of preventing transplant rejection.

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