The first kidney transplant was performed in the mid-1950s and transplant has since become the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Although this procedure is now over 70 years old, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it. Test your kidney transplant knowledge with these seven vital questions.

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About Transplant Services

Established in 1981, UPMC Transplant Services is one of the foremost organ transplant centers in the world. Our clinicians have performed more than 20,000 organ transplant procedures, including liver, kidney, pancreas, single and double lung, heart, and more. We are home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts and have a long history of developing new antirejection therapies—so organ recipients can enjoy better health with fewer restrictions.