Kidney Transplant
Kidney Failure

When the kidneys stop working, the condition is referred to as "end-stage renal disease." Toxic waste products accumulate in the body and either dialysis or a kidney transplant is required to sustain life.

The most common causes of kidney failure include:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Severe defects of the urinary tract

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

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UCSF Clinics & Centers

Organ Transplant

Kidney Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1551
Pre-Kidney Fax: (415) 353-8708
Post-Kidney Fax: (415) 353-8381
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Pancreas Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1551
Pre-Transplant Fax: (415) 353-8708
Post-Transplant Fax: (415) 353-4183
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