The first kidney transplantation in California was performed at
Stanford in 1960. The Stanford Kidney Transplant Program started in
1991. Since its inception, Stanford doctors within the program have
performed more than 1,200 kidney transplants. From the outset, our
goal has not only been to deliver the finest care possible, but to
also pioneer new treatment methods that improve patient outcomes both
short- and long-term.
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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Stanford Hospital’s Kidney Transplant Program has achieved a high
rate of successful outcomes simply because we provide the highest
level of personal care. This care starts with the transplant patient,
but by no means ends there.
We look at each case individually – the type of transplant the
patient will receive, the type of immunosuppression required – and
tailor the care accordingly. We take a hands-on approach with the
patient and everyone around the patient: family, caregivers, friends.
Patient education is part of every clinic visit. We provide intensive
education in the period leading up to the transplant surgery, so
everyone involved understands the procedure, the risks and the
measures required to mitigate those risks and achieve a successful outcome.
After surgery, we schedule as many visits as necessary to ensure
that proper care is being provided and the patient is recovering as
expected. This level of personal care before, during and after surgery
is what helps us give our patients the best chance possible to return
to normal lives.
Two sisters joined a small clinical trial at Stanford with the goal of training Meg Aldruino's body to accept her sister's donated kidney as if it were her own.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
As you explore kidney transplantation, please make sure you have a
dedicated caregiver, commit to following your transplant team's
instructions, and secure health insurance to cover treatment and
follow-up care. Call us to speak with a transplant recipient or living
donor mentor. We can also connect you with local support groups.
Potential donors can begin the evaluation process by contacting our
living donor coordinator at 1-650-736-0795.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Your first appointment will include a group education session
and routine medical tests such as chest x-ray, EKG, and blood
At your second appointment, you will meet with a
transplant nephrologist, transplant coordinator, and social worker.
This appointment will last 2-4 hours.
You may bring a
family member or friend to one or both of your appointments.
You may bring potential donors to your second appointment.
Bring a complete list of medications you are taking and dates of
any hospitalizations or blood transfusions to both
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
We want to assure you that we'll provide your patient with the same
level of personal care you give them. Because of the seriousness of
the condition, we do everything we can to give your patients rapid
access to our program. Throughout the patient evaluation process we
keep an open line of communication between you and our team to keep
you informed of your patient's status, ongoing care and progress
toward finding a donor.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral
form with supporting documentation to 650-723-3997.
Once we receive your Referral Form, one of our patient care
coordinators will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office. Your
patient will be contacted and scheduled for a group teaching session
and the first evaluation appointment upon insurance clearance. You and
your patient will be informed in writing about our selection
FOLLOW UP ON A PATIENT
As your patient's case progresses, we'll provide you with regular
status updates, and you're always welcome to call your patient's
Stanford physician to discuss the case.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers